Young Ali All Set to have his first contest
Some of you may have heard of Ali’s story, being in trouble at School, getting into Bother, and his mother at her wits end of worrying thinking what can she do with her “little son”.
When I got the call form Ali’s mother, I knew that Ali needed more than just a boxing club, as getting into bother had to be top of his list of stopping before he had to take up the disciplined sport of boxing.
So I recommended that I mentor him not only for boxing, but in other aspects of his life that might help him.
Ali is now going from strength to strength, and as I have said he has since been so committed to learning the “Sweet science” that it’s been a pleasure to help and so far develop Ali to another stage.
Ali is always asking me “When can I fight” and his little black book of information, and also the home work I would give him to do in his spare time, is always ticked and done. As a result I spoke to Dale Mcphilbin who runs the Phoenix Boxing Club, the same club where Carl “the cobra” froch started his amateur career and his dream to rise to the top.
So I took Ali down there with a view of getting him looked at by Dale. They accepted that he has potential and registered him too fight in February 2013. He has to engage in two sessions a week for their club, and also one session a week with me.
Because of his commitment and progress he will now be fighting on Friday the 14th of December 2012 in Stoke on Trent.
One high point for ALI was having a training session with Carl Froch. So it’s time to raise his game, step up and step into the loneliest place in the world and, face his own fears. Nothing more than a Good Performance is expected.
Coach Martin Gooden