Welcome to the first installment of the Athlete’s Corner. We’ll be giving you monthly updates of their progress in the ring and in training.
Here’s our November update:
Nohmaan’s International Learning Curve
Sheffield City ABC junior prospect Nohmaan Hussain made his first appearance on the international scene. Nohmaan is a regular attendee of our Combat Conditioning sessions and has recently stepped up his training through our Strength and Conditioning packages.
Nohmaan gave away age, height and weight against an experienced competitor. Unfortunately he lost but impressed a lot of people with his performance. Nohmaan, has returned to training looking sharp and ready for his next challenge.
Come on City
Sheffield City ABC are having a great start to the season. Ryszard, James, Leon and Niall have all won and many have been invited to national training camps. Muma and Callum have been training hard, waiting for their first bouts of the season.
The majority of the gym’s talents will be fighting on the Sheffield City ABC club show on Saturday 15th November. We look forward to seeing them transfer their hard work in the gym to their competitive performance. The show starts 8.00 pm at Sheffield Works and Social Club, Heeley Bank Road, S2 3GJ. Tickets are priced at £10 and £5 for concessions, so get yourself down to watch some quality amateur boxing.
The Kid keeps running
Sheffield super-bantamweight Barry Awad, most famously known as Kid Galahad, has undergone a number of tough training regimes at Sheffield Hallam University over the past year.
During this time Barry has been very successful, winning British, Commonwealth, European and IBF World Youth titles. In an interview with the Sheffield Star, he acknowledged the sessions with Alan Ruddock and Dave Hembrough have made a massive contribution to recent success.
“Those runs, though, are unbelievable! Some may only last 20 minutes but in that time there are some incredibly intensive intervals on a really high pace. You feel it taking its toll after just a few seconds. Boxing is about fighting in bursts rather than just one pace and this is ideal preparation. It is certainly harder than any fight, which I suppose is what it’s supposed to be. If training is harder than previous fights you will do better in future ones.”
We wish Barry well and look forward to an exciting 2015. Read the full article from the Sheffield Star here.
Sunday showdown in November
They return to The Octagon, Sheffield on Sunday 30th November. Dennis Hobson Promotions have provided another packed card full of local talent. Tickets are priced £35 and £65 for ringside. Get in touch with Muheeb or Ramzy for tickets.
See the highlights from the lads last outing below.