This site has been set up to follow boxing in Sunderland, be it amateur or professional. I would also like to have opinionated posts on the site and these may be about either local or international boxing. If anyone would like to write an opinion piece for the site then please get in touch as I would love to have more than just my own opinion represented on the site.
I am from Sunderland so it is a natural choice to follow boxing in this great city. Over the past few years Sunderland have produced some fantastic boxers and have a few professional boxers out their at the minute including Tony Jeffries, David Dolan and Glen Foot.
They also have great amateur boxers, largely due to the fantastic clubs around the region. Sunderland ABC are a club who have found a lot of recent success training both Jeffries and Foot. They have some impressive amateurs including Warren Baister who is hoping to follow in Jeffries footsteps and be in the 2012 Olympics.
They also train the biggest inspiration for this site. A young and talented boxer named Isaac Macleod. Isaac has recently helped me complete a few stories for University and it was through him that I really took a keen interest in boxing, both internationally and locally.
Isaac is number two in the world at 64kg after winning British, Tri-Nations and European titles last year, as well as being the runner-up in the 2011 World Championships. Following such a great year he has been selected for Team GB’s development squad meaning he will recieve funding to help with training ahead of International competitions such as the Commenwealth Games in 2014 or the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Expect to hear a lot more about Isaac and others on this site! Overall I hope you enjoy what you see and hope that it ultimately makes you want to come back again.