Hometown Bury, Lancashire
Ben ridings born in bury on Christmas Day 1997, after running out of challenges in the amateur ranks after a small but successful amateur career of 10 fights winning nine losing just one. Ben turned to the pro ranks where he went 3 unbeaten before an eye test set him back with the medical panel for 18 months.
Ben was due to box in the Boxxer tournament live on ITV & BT sport November 2020 before testing positive for Covid.
Kieran farrell BEM didn’t wait around and spoke to matchroom about Ben boxing 3 days after coming out of isolation where he took on former national champion amateur and pro Jez Smith. Ben lost the hard fought 6 rounds but it’s brimming with confidence after engaging in a fight with better opposition.