Love Island's Idris Virgo boasts he's a 'professional boxer' but has only won two fights

The Birmingham lad, 25, fought two opponents who have 71 defeats between them.

Boxing record website BoxRec shows he beat Iain Jackson, 39, from Brighton, Sussex, who has lost 42 times, being knocked out 42 times.

And he went toe-to-toe with Scott Hillman, 37, from Eastbourne, Sussex, who has been defeated 29 times and knocked out on three occasions.

He entered Love Island yesterday and told the islanders he is a professional boxer.

Asked by Sam Bird if could compete in the Olympics, he replied: “It is because, as a pro, you can always go back to the amateurs and be a novice.”

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Idris angered viewers last night when he “lied” to Laura Anderson and Jack Fowler’s kiss with Georgia Steel.

BoxRec describes him as a light heavyweight and says he made his debut earlier this year on March 24.

It rates him half a star out of five.

Before entering the villa he boasted: “I’ve been a professional boxer for nine years”.

His social media is flooded with posts about boxing and training with videos and pictures of himself in sports gear.

Just six days ago he said: “Thank you to those who have been supporting me. I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for your ongoing support.

“I'd like to apologies to those who missed my fight; I don't know until the day what time my fight is however it was a win. Once again thank you for your support.”

And he reposted a motivational message after his first bout which said: “Big thank you to everyone who came out and supported Idris Virgo.

“Pro debut fight , first of many to come. Got the win last night , dropping the opponent in the second round and getting the win by winning all four rounds.

“We did not see 100 per cent of him on the night but that’s a good thing because we still have more to come.

“So he starts his professional record off with a win, follow his journey and keep your eye out for more fights to come.”

He even told his Twitter follower in July last year: “Applying for @LoveIsland next year.”

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