Oldham Boxing & Personal Development Centre is set to raise the standard and provision of amateur boxing in Oldham thanks to attracting two Olympians in the sport to their coaching team.
Former Team GB ’84 Olympic featherweight, Kevin Taylor, has joined the Oldham Boxing team. The former England Captain took part in various multi-national tournaments over the years. His wealth of experience will now be passed on to the younger generation of up and coming Oldham stars.
Alongside him on the Oldham Boxing team will be the Oldham Born renowned England & GB coach, Kelvin Travis. Kelvin coached at two Olympics in his time with Team GB. He cornered Audley Harrison at the Sydney 2000 Olympic games, where he became the first British fighter to win an Olympic gold medal in the superheavyweight division.
As we head toward Britain’s hosting of the Olympic Games in 2012, Oldham Boxing’s Olympic quality coaching is sure to have a massive impact on the sport in the borough. Eric Noi, himself a ’92 Team GB squad member who didn’t make the final mix, is the Director of Oldham Boxing & Personal Development Centre. “Our young people are getting a high standard of Olympic quality coaching. This is the level that Oldham Boxing aims to operate at. Soon we’ll be producing our own Olympians.”
With Oldham Boxing’s raised profile in the sport and move to Oldham Town’ Centre’s Victoria House scheduled to take place in the next few months, it’s easy to see the potential impact this high calibre centre of boxing excellence will have on the sport.