Jewellery Quarter Boxing Club
Boxer Profile – Owen Allen
Owen Allen has a very strong place in the hearts of the coaching team at the Jewellery Quarter Boxing Club and this young man has the heart of a fighter, as his story shows.
At seven years old Owen was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a form of blood cancer. This began in his neck and travelled down his back and stomach. One of the side effects of intense chemotherapy was the impact on his Achilles tendon.
The Doctor suggested skipping to rebuild the tendon and so he found his way to a boxing club to learn to skip, what he has gone onto achieve is above and beyond this. When the club formed in 2015, Owen was one of the die-hard regulars. With either his dad or grandad supporting him, he’d make the round trip from Bromsgrove to the Jewellery Quarter to train with the senior dominated squad. Not intimidated by the adult theme he set about learning his trade alongside the senior and pros.
For him to box was a miracle and after intense preparation he won his first contest, this it seems though is just the beginning. Since claiming his first win, Owen has gone on to become one of the top boxers in the country at his age and weight. Along with the regular squad sessions under the guidance of Mick Maguire he has been doing additional training with Jamie Cahill to prepare him for upcoming championships. He was disappointed to lose in a close decision at the semi-final stage of the England Boxing Schools Championships. His impressive record now reads 10 bouts, 8 wins and 2 losses. Both losses coming against the same competitor at the 2016 final and the 2017 semi-final stages. He has also boxed to a gold medal at last year’s Bristol Box Cup.
We have high hopes for his progress and this slippery southpaw is becoming an accomplished campaigner, we’re pleased to have him in the JQ family.
About Jewellery Quarter Boxing Club
Jewellery Quarter Boxing Cub was formed by Mick Maguire and Neil Perkins and runs out of Henrietta Street Gym. Established independently from the gym, this non-profit making organisation is designed to give young boxers the opportunity to become the best that they can be. With the support of Henrietta Street Gym we aim to give boxers the opportunity not only the chance to train in this premium facility, but train under the guidance of our elite level coaches. All coaches at Jewellery Quarter Boxing Club are volunteers and the club pays a minimal contribution of £200 per month to Henrietta Street Gym for wear and tear on gym equipment. The boxer’s subs are then put back into the boxers to allow them to compete at regional, national and international level.
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If you are a competitive boxer and looking to compete, please email Neil Perkins firstname.lastname@example.org