Weston boxer turns professional


Weston boxer Liam Hunt has turned professional, signing with Bristol-based promoter Chris Sanigar.

FORMER Weston Boxing Club member, middleweight Liam Hunt, has signed a professional boxing contract with Bristol-based promoter Chris Sanigar.

Liam turned his life around three years ago when he joined the local Weston club and said: “Boxing helps you live a clean, healthy lifestyle. It keeps you out of trouble and really teaches you discipline and respect.

“Through boxing, I have met some of the best people. In particular, I would like to thank John Cleary, Keith Ambrose, Sheridan Davey, Shane Maine and Chris Harris, who have all helped me in different ways over the last few years.”

Liam had a successful amateur career, winning 15 of his 18 contests. Of those 15 wins, he took two Western Counties titles, a gold medal at the Redditch Box Cup and most recently a national ABA novice title.

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He now moves to the pro ranks where he hopes to put Weston back on the boxing map and do the town proud. He is training in the Bristol Boxing Gym which has a rich boxing history and has produced many champions and has a top trainer in Algerian-born Mehdi Bellarbi.

Liam would like to thank sponsors CPS (Computer Problem Solutions) and is always on the lookout for more sponsors, who would be interested in getting involved.

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His professional debut will be in March in Bristol and he will be grateful for all the support he can get.

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