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Aaron Sinclair is following in his fighting father’s footsteps.
Maidenhead fight fans may remember the professional boxing career of Andy Sinclair three decades ago.
He bowed out of boxing with a win at the town’s Magnet Leisure Centre in February, 1987 – and his 23 year-old son Aaron is now ready to punch for pay.
He’s being managed and trained by former good professional Robert Lloyd-Taylor and makes his debut in a featherweight fight on promoter Mickey Helliet’s ‘Judgement Day’ show at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Saturday, October 6.
Sinclair describes his amateur career as “stop start.”
He explained: “I didn’t start until I was 18. I was a footballer, but got fed up with that and drifted away.
“I didn’t do much for a couple of years and decided I had better go to the gym where dad was running classes and I really enjoyed it.”
Sinclair had around 20 amateur bouts.
“I had an injury that kept me out for around 18 months,” he remembered, “and when I came back, four or five fights fell through.
“I thought: ‘I either walk away or I turn pro.’
“Rob said I should turn pro.
“He says I have the ability to get to British-title level, but it’s not all about ability.
“I have to push myself, I have to want it. Rob isn’t going to get me out of bed to go for my runs every morning.”
Sinclair is also being advised by his father.
“The advice he gave me was: ‘Give it 100 per cent,’” said Sinclair.
“’If you’re going to do it, do it properly – because you can get hurt.’”
Sinclair says he takes fewer punches since Lloyd-Taylor tightened up his defences.
“When I started out, I went in there with all guns blazing,” remembered Sinclair.
“It worked for a while, but when I came up against the better lads I would get outboxed.
“I didn’t have a defence!
“Now I’m with Rob, I can counter punch and people I spar say I’m strong for the weight and can punch.”
Tickets for the show at York Hall are available from 07748 515730.
Posted: 1st Oct 2018
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