Offspring of Rolling Stones’ guitarist set to box in England Boxing National Championships

Leo Wood is the grandson of Rolling Stones’ iconic guitarist Ronnie Wood. He has garnered attention in the boxing world with his remarkable skills.

At just 18 years old, Leo has received invitations for assessment from both England and GB Boxing. He also won the coveted England Boxing National Amateur Championships in Derby. Wood is a Kent resident and member of the Ropes and Glory Club. He won the tournament in his sub 57 kg weight class.

Leo’s achievements have earned him recognition on a national level, with an opportunity to represent England at the upcoming GB Elite Three Nations event in Scotland. His journey in boxing began at the age of 10, fueled by a determination to carve his own path to success.

He now hopes to take a somewhat different path to fame, emulating his grandfather’s career trajectory.

Wood stated: “This is really a dream come true for me and really proves to me the value of all the hard work, the training and the commitment I’ve made. I will be proud to represent England and I’d love to get to the Olympics eventually and then go professional.”

Father Jamie also stated: “I could not be a prouder father. I really believe Leo has got something special and can achieve all his goals. He is focused and driven and his family will be supporting him all the way.”

Ronnie Wood is renowned for his musical prowess with the Rolling Stones. He has also left an indelible mark on the world of music.

Jamie was one of six children adopted by Ronnie when he was a little toddler. This happened after his mother Jo’s separation from his real father. The rock legend has six grandkids, including Leo.

Even though Leo will be too young to participate in the Olympics in Paris, he could be aiming for Italy in 2026.

Following his performance in Derby, he will shortly make the trip up to Sheffield for evaluation.