A boxer with one of the worst records in Britain was not feeling proud as punch today – after losing his 51ST fight in a row.
‘Rockin’ Robin Deakin, 27, won his first pro bout but has has been out for the count half a century of times since.
Two years ago Robin lost his boxing license with the British Board of Boxing Control and is now fighting under a permit from Malta.
Deakin became a professional fighter in 2006 but records office BoxRec say he has one of the worst boxing records of all time.
On Saturday Robin went the full 13 rounds but lost on points to Polish pugilist Damian Lawniczak in a welterweight bout at York Hall, in Bethnal Green, East London.
Robin, of East Tilbury, Essex, took to Twitter to defend his 51st straight loss – and vowed to carry on fighting.
He said: “I have had my confidence knocked so much. Dunno what to do. Got the talent just can’t get out of this rut. #gutted
“The hardest part of ending is starting. Struggle has become my identity, I prepared for the fight.
“The occasion got to me. Thanks for all the loyaly. I will still fight. I won’t quit #boxing.”
Robin, who reckons he had been training harder than ever before for Saturday’s bout, blamed nerves on his in-ring failures.
He added: “Loads going on in my head. Doing over time. Need a great trainer work on conditioning and my mental condition. I suffer with nerves real bad.
“The things that almost break you, are the things to make you strong. Strengths do not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.”
Robin’s manager, Dave Murphy said: “We’ve given Robin the training and the support he needs.
“Robin has been given the chance to prove his worth, and I think he shows that in everything he does.”
Robin turned pro after a successful amateur career which saw him win 40 out of 75 bouts, including making it to the semi-finals of the British Youth Championships.
The UK’s boxing regulatory authority, the British Boxing Board of Control, suspended Deakin’s licence in 2012 when they began worrying for his health.