Boxing Coach Thrilled For Glenn Foot
Sat, 2002-01-26 00:00
On Saturday night boxer Glenn Foot, who trains at East Durham College, took home the Prizefighter Welterweights III crown.
Glenn, 25, from Marley Potts in Sunderland, picked up a winner’s cheque for £32,000 along with a further £2,000 for a knockout bonus and the coveted Betfair Prizefighter trophy.
Glenn, who is coached by East Durham College boxing coach Dave Binns, came out on top after three tough battles in the event held at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, beating Welshman Dale Evans on a split decision in the final to take his unbeaten record to 10 professional wins.
And after coming through the tournament in fantastic style Glenn will be hoping the tournament has showcased his talent and is a big stepping stone for the future.
Glenn said: “This is unreal. It's a good stepping stone. He (Dale) caught me with a good body shot in the last round and I had to dig in deep. It was a great fight."
“The next thing for me is to fight for a domestic title, definitely.”
And Glenn’s coach, Dave Binns, was impressed with Glenn’s performance on Saturday night and hopes Glenn can continue to impress in the future.
Dave said: “I was thrilled with all of Glenn’s performances on the night, he came up against three very different fighters and adapted his style on every occasion and came out on top every time.
“He has trained brilliantly in the run up to the competition which put him in fantastic shape to go all the way.
“The whole experience was brilliant both for Glenn and his career but also for me as a coach, I had never been involved in anything like this in the pro game before so it was fantastic experience and I loved being involved in it.”
If you want to benefit from Dave Binns excellent coaching by becoming a student at East Durham College and joining the boxing academy call the Sports Team on 0191 518 5565.