EBF Boxing Challengers Train with TV Bare Knuckle Promoter at His Warrington Gym
Two EBF (European Boxing Federation) title challengers spoke today of their training session last weekend with bare knuckle boxing promotor Shaun Smith, once dubbed ‘Britain’s Scariest Debt Collector’ because of his gangland enforcer past, at his gym in Warrington. Nottingham-based boxers Jack ‘The Machine’ Mantell and Paul ‘The Meatball’ Thompson visited the Warrington gym as part of their training for their title challenges in September.
Shaun Smith, a TV celebrity due to documentary coverage of his past as a debt collector for gangs in Liverpool along with his bare knuckle boxing promotion, met with the two promising young boxers at his Warrington gym as a part of their preparations for their upcoming title challenges, and put the two men through their paces in a full-day training session. Speaking about the session, Thompson expressed his gratitude at being afforded the opportunity, stating that “it was an amazing experience and just reminds me of why I fell in love with boxing in the first place”. Mantell said that “it is great to be put to the test by such a legend”. Shaun Smith added that it had been “a pleasure to train a couple of gifted and hardworking young boxers, I am sure they will both go far”.
Mantell, 23, and Thompson, 25, both face opponents at the Nottingham Motorpoint Arena on Friday 29th September. Paul ‘The Meatball’ Thompson faces Tim Sobers to challenge for the EBF Super Welterweight title for the Midlands area, while Jack ‘The Machine’ Mantell challenges Sam Godfrey for the EBF British Middleweight title. The boxers are both sponsored by DSR Tax Claims, a firm of specialist tax preparation experts based in Nottingham. DSR Tax Claims founder David Redfern said that “I am so proud of the dedication and passion these two boxers show in their preparation for their title challenges”.
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About Jack Mantell
Jack ‘The Machine’ Mantell is an amateur Middleweight boxer, aged 23 and based in Nottingham. He fights under the EBF (European Boxing Federation) umbrella and is current EBF English Super Middleweight Champion. He is sponsored by DSR Tax Claims of Nottingham.
About Paul Thompson
Paul ‘The Meatball’ Thompson is an amateur Super Welterweight boxer, aged 25 and based in Nottingham. He fights under the EBF (European Boxing Federation) umbrella following a promising youth athletics career. He is sponsored by DSR Tax Claims.