Christopher Evangelou

Career

To date, my greatest achievement is in winning the A.B.A. English National Novice Championships, not only because this is a great achievement in itself but also because I was least experienced boxer out of the 40 that had entered, with only 10 bouts at that point. Other couches and esperienced observers of my fights found it incredible to believe that my boxing experience was still so new. I take great confidence and encouragement from the fact that whilst relatively new to boxing I have beaten opponents with far more experience and bouts than myself.

In both semi-final and the final of these championships I was down on points, going into the last round and in each of these I was able to perform in such a way that made me overcome this deficit. This was due to my hunger to win, levels of fitness and concentration. This earned me the nick-name at the tournament of “The Comeback Kid”.

My inspirations as a boxers are Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr, as I admire their boxing skill, technique and how in each fight they give a master-class in boxing

Although I have achieved a high level and won titles in a very short time, I will not take things for granted and I am determined and committed to work and train hard to fulfill my potential as a boxer. In 2007 I travelled to America and trained for 5 weeks at Kingsway Boxing Club in Manhattan to help further develop myself as a boxer. Kingsway Gym is a world renowned and highly respected full service boxing gym and it is here that fighters come to prepare themselves for bouts in Madison Square Gardens.

I was trained daily by Jorge Ayala, who is a couch of world champions and had the opportunity to spar against the American National Welterwight Champion and the 2 time Golden Gloves Champion. This experience was invaluable helping to build up my overall boxing ability, strength, speed and confidence.

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