|Real name Lee Woodley|
Martial art Boxing
|Rated at Welterweight|
Name Young Mutley
Total fights 37
Nickname(s) Young Mutley
Number of contests 0
|Born 17 May 1976 (age 39)West Bromwich, England (1976-05-17)|
Lee Woodley (born 17 May 1976 in West Bromwich), better known by his boxing alias Young Mutley, is a British boxer. He is a former British Welterweight champion. His professional record is 30 wins from 37 fights, 14 by knockout. He made his professional debut on 3 September 1999. And also was trained in Tipton at William Perrys Amateur Boxing Club.
Woodley was involved with gangs in his younger years, which led to him serving a prison sentence for assault. After being released from prison, Woodley took up boxing. His breakthrough came on 28 January 2006 when he beat Michael Jennings the reigning British Welterweight champion in a split decision at Nottingham Arena to claim his first British Championship.
Woodley obtained his nickname from his father, who was said to laugh like Muttley from the cartoon series Wacky Races. He uses his nickname as his name when boxing and has also won the Midland Area and English light-welterweight titles in his career.
He lost his British title in an up-and-down classic with Commonwealth champion Kevin Anderson at the Aston Villa Events Centre on 1 June 2006. He had Anderson down with a left hook in the first before tiring and stopped in the tenth.
He has rebounded with two wins, one in the first round, and challenged British Light-Welterweight champion Colin Lynes in July 2007, losing by KO in the 8th round. The vacant European Boxing Union 10 stone title was also on the line.
He is trained and managed by Errol Johnson.
Away from boxing, Woodley is a keen supporter of West Bromwich Albion F.C.