Professional Boxers

Boxers from left to right, Aled Cook, Callum Busuttil, Geraint Goodrich, Stuart Brewer,

Ricky Rowlands & Tom James.

 

 

Aled Cook

How many years have you been boxing? Been boxing since I was 9 years old so 13 years now.

How many amateur fights did you have? I had 51 amateur fights 45 wins

How many Welsh titles did you win? I won 5 Welsh titles 3 British titles and represented wales numerous times

Why did you decide to turn pro? I Decided to turn pro as I achieved everything I wanted in the amateurs and it's always been a dream of mine to be a professional boxer.

What made you train with Jamie? I Decided to train with Jamie Arthur as I've heard excellent things about him and having trained with him he's a very good coach and has a lot of knowledge about the sport.

What's the hardest part about being a boxer?  Boxing is the hardest sport in the world mentally as well as physically. But the hardest part about being a boxer my opinion in definitely the diet.

What's the best thing about being part of the team? Best thing about being part of the team is that everyone gets on, it's a good atmosphere in the gym also everyone is very talented and we all learn and push each other.

What would you like to achieve within the next 2 years? I don't really know where I would like to be in 2 years. I'm still young, hopefully within 2 years I'll build my profile put on some good performances in the ring and get people talking about me.

What would your ultimate goal be? My ultimate goal is to be the best I can be and go as far as I possibly can. If that's British level, European level or world level if I've given it my all I'll be happy.

Do you have support off your family? I have a lot of support off my family, they know how hard boxing can be and how mentally challenging it can be. But they are very supportive and always there if I need them.

 

Callum Busuttil.

How many years have you been boxing?  I first walked into a boxing gym at 9 don braithwaiths gym, started competing at around 12- 13 with st joes Cardiff, been boxing ever since.

How many amateur fights did you have? Around 27

Number of Welsh titles or represented wales? I won 3 welsh titles

Why did you decide to turn pro? I have always wanted to turn pro.

What made you train with Jamie? I heard good things about the gym, so I gave it a try and haven’t left since.

What's the hardest part about being a boxer?  The hardest part is not being able to eat what you want.

What's the best thing about being part of the team? Great group of boys down the gym and we all help each over to achieve our goals

What would you like to achieve within the next 2 years? To beat every opponent, they put in front of me.

What would your ultimate goal be? To get a British title, then get to world level.

Do you have support off your family? My father has supported me since I first started taking me down to the gym and coming to all my fights

Are there any sponsors that you would like to thank for helping you on your journey? Like to thank creazion gym for letting me train there for free

 

Geraint Goodridge.

How many years have you been boxing?   I’ve been boxing 4 years.

Number of amateur bouts? 22 amateur bouts. Won 16.

Number of Welsh titles or represented wales? Represented wales once v England.

What made you decide to turn pro? I was a pro footballer but also from a young age it has always been a goal of mine from a young age to become a pro boxer and I feel amateur experience so now is the time.

What made you decide to train with Jamie? I’ve known Jamie as a great boxer over the years and since I started boxing I noticed Jamie was a coach of other amateurs and I liked his coaching style, I approached Jamie asking him for a shot at his gym. He said yes and since the day I walked in I’ve learnt and loved every minute of it. 

What would you like to achieve as the next two years as a professional? I have set my goal on winning a Celtic welsh title anything beyond that would be great.

Do you have support from your family and friends? yes, I have great support from family and friends, a special mention must go to my close my very good friend a cage fighter mike saint, mike has sadly passed away but he always told me that I would become a pro and I know he’s looking down on me RIP mike I love u brother .

Are there any sponsors that you would like to thank for helping you on your journey? I would like to thank mortgage sure ltd Caerphilly who have helped me to get my pro journey started also edge menswear Neath and hard-core shavers Neath who have been there with me since my amateur days.

 

Ricky Rowlands

How many years have you been boxing?  12 years

Number of amateur bouts? 54

Number of Welsh titles or represented wales? 7 Welsh titles

Why you decided to turn pro? I tested myself against top amateurs want to do the same as a professional

What made you train with Jamie?   Brilliant coach also fantastic group of boys makes training a lot better

What's the hardest part of being a boxer? Working full time and trying to fit it around family time with girlfriend and daughter

What's the best thing about being part of the team? Great bunch of boys help each other out

What you would like to achieve in the next two years? As a professional I want some kind of title

What would your ultimate goal be? Every boxer wants to win a world title

Do you have support of your family and friends? Yes brilliant support

Are there any sponsors that you would like to thank for helping you on your journey? as a professional massive thanks to BAL, NGK, Phillipstown fc, new Tredegar rfc, ashy, Karl Jones log haulage shares taxi service and PPE Work Wear

 

Tom James.

Number of amateur bouts? 23 amateur bouts with 1 Welsh title

Number of Welsh titles or represented wales? Represented wales once (three nations)

What made you train with Jamie?  I started with Jamie because I heard about his accomplishments in boxing and because he's done amazing things for Welsh boxing and knew that would be the best place to improve and progress my career.

What's the best thing about being part of the team? The best part about the team is that we're not just teammates we're all friends and thrive to see each other accomplish their dreams.

What would your ultimate goal be? My ultimate goal would be to represent wales in as many tournaments as possible and then further my career in the pro ranks.

Do you have support of your family and friends? I have massive support off all my family and friends, they are the people who push me to the best I can be.

 

 

Stuart Brewer

How many years have you been boxing ? 13 years on and off

Number of amateur bouts? Around 35

Number of Welsh titles or represented wales ? Welsh champion twice and represented wales on numerous occasions around the world

Why you decided to turn pro? Boxing has been a big part of my life ever since I started at 14 and thought why not give it a go and see what happens

What made you train with Jamie?  I've been a fan of Jamie’s fighting for years and know Jamie is very good at what he does, being an ex-seasoned professional champion boxer himself with his knowledge and experience is exactly what I need, he plays an intricate part in my career, he knows my style of boxing to a tee and he knows what I need to do to take it to the next level, where I know he can take me.

What's the hardest part of being a boxer? Definitely the dieting making sure your on weight bang on every time, it is hard but worth it when you take your top off haha.

What's the best thing about being part of the team? The best part of being part of the team is definitely the banter we all take the mick out of each other, we are like a little family but we all got each other’s back we all want each other to do well and reach our goals and become successful and by doing that we learn off each other and give each other tips on our weaknesses and strengths.

What you would like to achieve in the next two years as a professional?  Definitely some kind of title to get my name out there and hopefully reach big things.

What would your ultimate goal be?  To become financially staple for myself and family

Do you have support of your family and friends?  Yes most of my family and friends come to my fights my family love it more than I do they love it when I fight and put on a good show

 Are there any sponsors that you would like to thank for helping you on your journey as a professional?  Yes recently had my first big sponsor from Cardiff CRC concrete Jamie Ellison he sponsored me enough money to sort out my medical and help with my career so want to say a massive thank you for that and also Jamie my trainer who introduced me to him without Jamie none of this would have been possible so thanks mates.

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