Champion boxer offers words of advice to youngsters

15 June 2017 5:05PM

A champion boxer paid a visit to children at a Workington club.

Michael Gomez, who won the British super-featherweight title twice, met with young boxers at Workington Town Boys And Girls Club last week.

Phill Dryden, chairman of the club, said: “It was great to have Michael take time out and come along to meet our kids, it’s not every day you get a two-time British super-featherweight champion in your gym.

“Michael was a gentleman with everyone and the kids loved him. He posed for photos with his Lonsdale belt with everyone and signed some of the kids’ gloves.

“Michael even had a little spar with one of our young boxers.”

During his career, Mr Gomez also won a number of regional titles.

He held the World Boxing Union super featherweight title from 2004 to 2005 and ended his career in 2009, fighting in the lightweight division.

The Workington Town Boys’ And Girls’ Club, based at Moorclose Campus, opened in 2015.

The club relocated from Bolton Street to Workington Leisure Centre in 2010, after the building was demolished because it was in a bad state.

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