I was brought up in an area called Morden, Surrey. There were few facilities and even fewer opportunities, however my upbringing was good with a strong family behind me and good set of values that kept me out of trouble, most of the time!
I have a strong competitive nature which was evident in my primary school days which continued onto secondary at Glenthorne High School. Sport came first, especially football then cross country running. I wanted to do as well as i could do academically, which I am happy I stuck with and came out of school with some decent GCSE's.
But being competitive brought its own problems and I found I needed to prove myself all the time, and so, I unwittingly started getting involved in fighting after school on street corners. Eventually realising that this was going to get me nowhere, I decided to “put my money where my mouth is” and after talking to my Dad I decided to go and join the nearest boxing gym which was Rosehill ABC.
Although I still maintained my interest in football and cross country boxing took its hold, firstly in the amateur rankings, where I started at 38kg in 2002 going onto 60kg. I was competing against the best in the country from the age of 17.
My amateur record consists of 83 fights, winning 54 of the 83. I lost a lot early on in my career.
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Then I decided to push myself a little bit harder, and made the decision to turn professional in 2011. My style of boxing and training was more suited to the professional game. I thrive on a challenge, and as much as I sometimes think “what am I doing!”, I know the decisions I make to push myself makes me work harder.
My Pro career has gone really well so far of my 10 fights, I have had 10 wins, with 4 knockouts. I have won the International Masters Bronze title aswel as the Southern Area title with a 4th round TKO over Tony Owen.
For the Future, I want to prove myself to be a worthy contender for the British Championship and to go as far as I can in my professional boxing career, however it is very important to me that I “earn” my way, and certainly learn from my mistakes, taking nothing for granted. You only achieve what you truly believe.
Thank you to everyone for your continued support, keep in touch with me on here, Facebook and Twitter because Team Boylan is going places!!"