Ross Burkinshaw

  My battery is at 10% - if it cuts off that's the reason!".  Ah, the dreaded phone battery.  But then, this is Ross Burkinshaw that I am talking to, a man who has overcome far more significant issues than low power on a lithium-ion battery.  We made it in one conversation. Burkinshaw (14-6-2) is a man who at only 28 is on to his second career and has experienced multiple lows to match his significant highs.  Prior to starting on the road to being a professional boxer, Ross had spent time in the army.  Then for six years from 2006, he broke a boundary and managed to hold down both positions, as he tells us: "I turned pro in 2006, but was in the army until 2012.  I was the first serving soldier to be…

The Shefffield Star

Dream come true for 'Smokin Shaun' They calll him Smokin' Shaun And while Sheffield boxing has had more then its fair sharte of heartbreak recently, following the death of Scott Westgarth, the sport has certainly been a blessing for one city sports fans. Shaun Barker, age 27, suffers from cerebral palsy and had to try and overcome movement diffieultiec in his daily life. Yet he loves being put through his paces by trainer and former WBO European, Commonwealth and English champion Rose Burkinshhaw at the BossBoxFit gym in handsworth. Shaun, who lives in Crookes, said he initialy heard about the gym from Support worker. He tried it – and love it. He saidthe exercise “helps me improve my disability and gets me out to meet people.” Shaun, whose favourite boxer is Sheffield former world champion…

Kell Brook

Amateur Career Kell Brook have his fire at age 12 under the guidance of Brendan Ingle. At the end his amateur career, he has won 31 of his 36 fight, winning two Amateur Boxing Association of England Titles and two Nation al Association of Boys Clubs British Boxing Championships and a gold medal in the 4 Nations. Professional career Welterweight Early Career Brook’s first fight as a professional took place in September 2004 with a 6-round points victory over experienced journeyman Peter Buckley at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield. He would fight again four more time that year to end 2004 with a record of 5-0 in just four months. Brook went about learning his trade against a host of journeyman before getting the opportunity in June 2008 to fight for the British title…

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