In this week’s blog I interviewed professional boxer Edward Hardy to talk about his transition from an amateur to a professional.
The full-time farmer, who is yet to have his first professional fight has won many accolades during his standout amateur career. He was 2- time National Champion, picked up a silver medal at the Tri Nations, and was an Elite ABA Finalist. Edward has also represented England.
Originally coached by John Loosemor and Andy Roberts at Highfields Boxing Club, in the step up to professional boxing, Edward chose Sheffield’s Steel City Boxing Gym as his home. With the help of Grant Smith and Pearce Gudgeon, Edward is certainly in good hands. He recently signed a deal with Lee Eaton’s Lets Go Management and hopes to make his professional debut later this year.
Edward has already sparred some of the top boxers in Britian including Jason Cunningham, Dennis McCann and gym partner Sunny
Edwards. Hardy feels as if the professional game will suit his style. Having the goal of becoming world champion and staying at that level, the task will not be easy ,but having boxed since the age of 9 and with a huge management company behind him, the sky is the limit for the farmer from Doncaster.