Ross 'The Boss' Burkinshaw struggled badly between 2010 and 2013, a run of three consecutive defeats (Craig Lyon RTD 5 in 2010, Michael Ramabeletsa by fifth-round TKO in 2012 and a second round defeat to Gavin McDonnell in 2013) coupled with debilitating injury problems to his knees and shoulder in 2011 meant that he was in and out of hospital more often than he was in and out the ring. The 28-year-old has since won the Commonwealth (now relinquished) and WBO European bantamweight titles thanks to wins over Jason Cunningham (W SD 12 in September and Benjamin Smoes TKO 1 in February). He is unbeaten in his last five. Dennis Hobson, his promoter, is working on a world title eliminator - things couldn’t be better for the 14-5-2 (8) contender. A huge turnaround from those dark days.