British Super Bantamweight Champion
Date of Birth: 17/3/94
Record: 16-1-1 (3 KOs)
Height: 5ft 6in
MARC LEACH leapt from virtual obscurity in October 2020 with a shock win over Qais Ashfaq on a behind closed doors show that was live on Sky Sports.
Leach leapt up to super-bantamweight for the chance to take on Ashfaq in their British eliminator. It was a magnificent performance from the Salford man who floored his rival twice. He refused to be denied and was a deserved winner after ten rounds.
The breakout win should have booked him a crack at British 122lb champion Brad Foster, but to his surprise he was ordered to face Thomas Essomba in a final eliminator in early June.
Leach’s fine run of form continued and although he was pushed all the way he claimed the decision after 12 rounds (115-112 x 2 and 115-113).
He is now guaranteed his crack, but will have to wait for the showdown as Foster is due to meet European champion Jason Cunningham.
The winner will have to face Leach or vacate.
Leach turned professional in September 2014 and suffered a debut points loss to Bobby Jenkinson who four fights later became Commonwealth champion.
Marc has remained undefeated since with the only blemish, back in July 2018 when he travelled to Zimbabwe and drew against local fighter Tapiwa Tembo.
In May 2019, he picked up his English 118lb title with a clear points win over Brett Fidoe. It’s a title Leach still holds although he is yet to defend that crown.
Nigel Travis and Jamie Moore trained Leach. Marc is a devoted family man and works 6pm-3am shifts at a Argos warehouse.
Marc ‘Livewire’ Leach
The super-bantamweight is an old-school type of fighter. He doesn’t go in for histrionics or motor mouth hyperbole. Instead, he admits to being “just a local lad from Salford”.