Tom first discovered boxing at age 11 in his hometown of Bideford, North Devon. After sneaking out of the house, he made his way down the road towards the Bideford Amateur Boxing Club. He immediately fell in love with the training regime and everything associated with the sport. From that day, there has been no holding back and every decision Tom made throughout his life, as a result, has been to best the progression of his boxing career.
He had his first amateur fight at age 12 and from then until the age of 18, Tom had 60+ Amateur fights, including several English International contests, 2 British NABC titles and 2 further National finals. He then reached a pivotal moment in his career, as it became apparent that he would not be able to reach the level in boxing that he desired, primarily due to the fact that if he stayed in North Devon and worked,he would be putting most of the time into his work life and therefore being unable to dedicate the time he needed to his boxing.
Realising the best opportunity of getting to the top of the sport and competing with the best in his country would be further education, Tom began to continue his career at University.
Having previously sparred with Frankie Gavin from Hall Green at England camps, he hadn’t ever experienced a boxer that he “could not hit”. He arranged further meets to spar with Frankie and meeting with Tommy Chaney, the Head Coach at Hall Green, to discuss the possibility of training at the club if he could get into the University of Birmingham. To achieve this, he wouldhave to gain 3 B’s at A Level and make it on to the Sport and Exercise Science Degree at Birmingham University. He was offered a sport scholarship due to his boxing achievements and in September of 2007, he moved to his new home in the form of Birmingham and began a new chapter in his life under the guidance of Tom Chaney.
Over the next 4 years Tom had a further 50 contests, notching up University titles, Haringey Box Cup titles and further National finals along the way. He was part of the assessment squads for the GB Olympic team and he boxed in the Olympic ‘Box offs’ in October of 2011, where he was unfortunate to come out on the wrong end of a debatable decision. He continued to box internationally for England, and in his final year as an amateur he captained the team, which Tom ranks asone of his proudest moments in boxing.
Boxing was not the only achievement gained, as Tom collected an Honorary Degree in Sport and Exercise Science and got a job as a personal trainer, allowing him to retain boxing as his main focus.
The next year in 2012, he had unfortunately not made the Olympic team, yet this wouldn’t stop his determination. Tom began to make adjustments and plans to turn Professional at the conclusion of the 2012 season became apparent.
Since September of 2012 he has notched up a 9-0 record (including 1 T.K.O) on the small hall scene. He has built a loyal and large fan base. Having continued his education, he became a qualified Nutritionist, something which complements his training regime perfectly. He is an exciting tall, fast Middleweight and he’s looking to make a big impact on the domestic scene over the next 2 years, eventually moving on to world honours.
Everything he has done has been down to his love of the sport and he really wants to progress to the big stage. He feels that with the right promotional team behind him, he will go all the way to the top and all he needs is the opportunity to show what he has to offer.
Western Counties Champion 2001-2007
NABC British Champ 2005
NABC British Champ 2006
Junior ABA National Final 2007
NABC British Final 2008
National University Champion 2007
Midlands senior ABA champ 2008-2011
Senior ABA Bronze Medal 2009 & 2010
Haringey Elite International Box Cup Champion 2010
England representative 2006-2011
2011 England captain
2012 England Olympic Box-Off Bronze Medal