Amalgamated Boxing Club boxer Billy Le Poullain has had a great start to 2019. Guernsey’s Commonwealth Games representative is so far unbeaten and hopes his winning streak will continue.
The talented welterweight is an instinctive fighter with a great tactical mind, reflexes and athleticism. Fletcher Sports spoke to Billy about the sport after choosing the club as Team of the Month for February.
How is your season going so far and what are your expectations for the remainder of the season?
As a club I hope to see the constant progression from everyone up there, there is a great atmosphere in the club and we are going from strength to strength. My season is going well, with three fights unbeaten so far. My next fight is in a couple of weeks with a busy schedule following. I hope the hard work I’ve been putting in pays off and I continue this winning streak. We had a fantastic show at Beau Sejour last month – our February Fury was a superb night with lots of great boxing watched by a crowd of around 500.
What’s the attraction of boxing?
In my biased opinion, boxing is the best form of exercise. You can give your all in training and feel on top of the world afterwards. It’s a great way to release stress and get fit!
I personally just enjoy the competition and love the training, it’s something I’ve done for nearly 14 years and I couldn’t imagine life without it.
But boxing is about more than just fighting. We teach discipline, respect and hard work. Over the years the club has helped to keep a large number of youngsters off the streets.
How can people get involved in boxing?
They can follow our Facebook page, and come along to training. Sessions are Monday, Wednesday and Friday for over 15s and seniors, and for under 15s it’s a Tuesday evening.
We are currently trying to raise funds for our proposed ‘big build’ which is a club renovation to try help us entice more of the young coming through the doors.
We need to raise about half a million pounds to refurbish the club, which is obviously a huge task. But with the right facilities the possibilities are endless, and we could do so much more. We really want premises that are fit for purpose and allow more seating for family and friends to be able to watch events.
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