Pro boxer is slammed for street attack
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.
“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!”