East Durham College Sports Science lecturer Nicola Douglas, Boxer Glenn Foot and East Durham College Boxing Coach Dave Binns

College Coaches To Help Star Boxer Reach For The Top

Sun, 2002-06-09 01:00

Coaching staff at East Durham College are getting prepared to take to the corner to help professional boxer Glenn Foot in his British title eliminator fight next month.

Welterweight Glenn, 25, from Sunderland, is getting prepared for a huge fight against Larry Ekundayo at London’s 02 Arena on Saturday 5th October.

And it looks set to be an explosive fight as the two undefeated Betfair Prizefighter Champions go head-to-head to become the number one contender for a shot at Frankie Gavin’s British Welterweight Title.

The fight will take place on a night showcasing some massive British boxing talent with London 2012 Olympic boxers Anthony Joshua, Luke Campbell and Thomas Stalker all on the card.

And in Glenn’s corner on the night will be two representatives from East Durham College. His coach, and EDC’s head boxing coach, Dave Binns, along with Sports Science lecturer Nicola Douglas who advises Glenn on nutrition and will aid with any cuts to Glenn on the night.

The two college staff members have been working as a team with Glenn over the past few months to make sure he is in top condition heading into this huge fight. 

And Binns believes his man is in fantastic shape ahead of the showdown and believes Glenn has a real chance to show everyone what he is capable of on a huge stage.

Dave said: “Glenn has been working really hard in his training sessions at the College’s boxing gym, and me and Nicola have worked closely to make sure he is in the best shape to go on to win this fight.

“Glenn has worked really hard to get this opportunity and he deserves now to get himself that title fight and I’m sure he can do it.”

 And with all the hard work in the build up Glenn can’t wait to get in the ring and show the public, and Ekundayo, what he is capable of.

Glenn said: “Training at the College has been going really well leading up to the fight. I’m really up for it.

“I’ve been working really hard and now I feel like I’m in fantastic shape to win.”

Glenn believes he can take this opportunity to make the next step up and is looking forward to being part of a great night for British boxing at the 02.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to be one fight away from a title shot and I aim to give it my all and I really think I have a great chance of winning.

“It’s going to be a great fight for people to watch, we’re both won Prizefighter events so it should make for great viewing.

“There is some fantastic British talent on show on the night and it is brilliant to be a part of this great event.”

For information on East Durham College’s boxing academy and boxing scholarships please contact the Student Services team on 0191 518 8222.