Boxing is more than just a hobby, sport or exercise to get fit. For me, boxing has become a way of life, which I discovered when I was a teenager. I grew up in a tough neighbourhood in the UK and boxing became both a passion and discipline for me, which kept me fit, focused, and out of trouble.
As my career progressed from amateur to professional, boxing has become a meditation, a form of focused and disciplined mental reflection, where I can perform at my best physically and mentally while feeling extremely challenged and tested.
When I first heard about Sir David Martin Foundation, it really affected me personally as it reminded me of a good friend of mine in the UK who is now facing a long prison sentence for serious crimes committed while in the grip of addiction and also battling a range of other issues including mental health and homelessness. I could not help but think that if organisations such as the Sir David Martin Foundation and programs like Triple Care Farm were available for him, he may have been able to receive the support he needed and could have had a very different and much brighter future.
Supporting Sir David Martin Foundation makes a real difference to the lives of young people. I get a great sense of achievement by playing a small role for the organisation as a brand ambassador and also visiting the farm to speak with students and provide fitness training.
Being an ambassador for the Sir David Martin Foundation means that my vision for boxing isn’t limited to my own career aspirations. By focusing on my goals, sharing my passion and vision for the sport and demonstrating the benefits of a healthy life, I hope to inspire others to find their passion and focus on their goals.
|I enjoy training with students at Triple Care Farm|