I have always enjoyed sports from a very early age. I was a hyperactive kid and endured a difficult upbringing. I loved to box and learned very early on that I had natural boxing ability. Boxing not only helped me release energy, but aided me with my emotions and kept me in check, focused and fit. I started training at 9 years old and had my first amateur when I turned 12 years of age.
I went on to compete in 74 amateur fight contests and only lost 4 fights in all that time. I won the "Schholboy's Championship", "Junior ABA", "NABC", "Golden Gloves Championships" and "Senior NABC", all for the Great Britain squad. I was subsiquently selected for the English squad for the European Championships. This is where I had the opportunity to turn professional in the "Sport of Boxing".
I had the pleasure of working with promotores such as Frank (Kelly) Maloney and Frank Warren. I trained and sparred with big fighters like Howard Eastman, Steve Collins, David Haye and David Starry.
I had a total of 16 professional bouts, losing just 4 of them. I was on the road for a WBU (World Boxing Union) title, but due to a very bad shoulder injury, I was forced to take early retirement from the sport I loved.
Boxing is, and always will be, a burning passion for me. I wish to pass on all of my learned skills and knowledge, to those who wish to learn whatever capacity, personal or professional, just as I had the opportunity at the highest level in my journey through boxing.
This is why I have now started to create my own path in teaching the "Noble art of Boxing" at classes in and around the Bedford area.
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