Pro boxer is slammed for street at­tack

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By RACHEL SPENCER

A PRO­FES­SIONAL boxer has been jailed for a street at­tack af­ter a judge branded him as a dis­grace to his sport.

Lewis Brown­ing left vic­tim Ja­son Chidgey with a bro­ken jaw af­ter knock­ing him un­con­scious with a left-right com­bi­na­tion out­side a night club.

Brown­ing, 22, is a pro­fes­sional boxer who fights at su­per ban­tamweight and has won five of his seven bouts.

His ca­reer is now in ruins af­ter he was jailed for 20 months – a sen­tence which means he will au­to­mat­i­cally lose his box­ing li­cence.

Brown­ing, of Ex­eter, Devon, pleaded guilty to as­sault caus­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm out­side the Arena club in Sum­mer­field Street, Ex­eter in March and was jailed by Judge Fran­cis Gil­bert, QC.

The judge said:”As a pro­fes­sional, boxer you know the dam­age you can do and it brings shame to pro­fes­sional box­ing if you lose your tem­per and at­tack peo­ple in pub­lic places.

“You hit him as hard as you could in the face with both fists.” FIT stu­dent Melinda Hamil­ton has given up her dreams of get­ting a cap and gown – to be­come a CALL GIRL in­stead.

This time last year the pretty 19-year-old was start­ing life at univer­sity, en­joy­ing Fresher’s Week and look­ing for­ward to her de­gree in Dig­i­tal Me­dia De­sign.

But af­ter two months the dream be­gan to sour. She was skint, wor­ried about the debts she was build­ing up and look­ing for part time work to avoid tak­ing out even more loans.

And af­ter see­ing an episode of Bil­lie Piper’s Belle De Jour TV se­ries she de­cided to try es­cort­ing – us­ing the skills she had learned on her course to set up her own web­site.

And she has made so much money that she’s quit her de­gree course at Lon­don Metropoli­tan Univer­sity and is now earn­ing £150,000-a-year.

She said: “Uni was great, I re­ally en­joyed the course and was learn­ing so much – but at the back of my mind all the time was the is­sue of money.

“I was pay­ing £6,000 for the fees alone – plus tak­ing out loans to pay for ac­com­mo­da­tion and to live as well.

“I started pan­ick­ing that by the time I had my de­gree I’d be £50,000 in debt. By the time I’d paid that off, then saved up to get a de­posit for a house I’d be in my thir­ties.

“Then the so­lu­tion hit me, I was watch­ing Belle De Jour one night on TV and I just thought, ‘If she can do that, so can I!’

“I got my lap­top, took a few pho­tos of my­self and de­signed my web­page.

“I called my­self Lexie, which I thought sounded ex­otic, and I didn’t want my friends at uni find­ing out.

Se­lec­tive

“I posted a link on some web­sites in Lon­don like Craigslist and Gumtree and soon I had re­quests com­ing out of my ears.

“I charged £250 an hour and in a week I saw seven guys and made £2500 – nearly enough to pay my course fees!

“I was se­lec­tive about the clients I booked – I’d make them send me a photo first be­cause I didn’t want to sleep with any Tom Dick or Harry.

“And with the fees I was charg­ing they were all well-to-do as well.

“They worked long hours in the City and just wanted com­pany and a bit of a re­lease.

“I’d meet them in ho­tels. For the first one, I wore a dress from Miss Sel­fridge and I had to cut out the la­bel.

“At the end of the night we fell into bed, kiss­ing and paw­ing at each other – when we had sex it was just like be­ing on a date.” Melinda’s page was soon spot­ted by an es­cort agency boss who urged her to sign up as one of her girls and now she’s a top earner.

And as her in­come soared, she de­cided to aban­don her stud­ies and con­cen­trate on sav­ing for her fu­ture.

She said: “Look­ing back, I’m glad the madam got in touch as I feel much safer now and as a young girl, you have to be care­ful.

“I also work on the com­pany’s web­site – so I keep my hand in at that too!

“I’ve got reg­u­lar clients, more money than I can shake a stick at, a wardrobe full of de­signer clothes and un­der­wear and a BMW.

“Now, I’m happy as a call girl. My plan is to do it un­til I’m 25 and then quit and go back to uni, but with a house al­ready paid for and no worry about debts!”

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