Meet Isaac Chamberlain - one of UK’s top professional cruiser weight boxers and ambassador for Gloves Up Knives Down
He’s trained with world champions, had an impressive run of knock-out fights and even headlined at the O2 Arena. It’s safe to say that he never intended for any of this success to happen – he really was just staying out of trouble.
Throwing the first punch
Sparred on by determination
“I had to work really hard,” he says. “And I found the value in that because I saw so many guys before me around my age group that were in the boxing gym. They had similar backgrounds to me, they came from the street. They were really good. But one thing that they messed up was that they didn’t have the consistency. They didn’t have that hunger, they were better than me. But, I just wanted it more. That’s always been the case. I’ve always wanted it more, no matter what. I believe that whatever you can achieve in your mind, you can do it too, whatever it takes you can do it. That’s what I believe in my head.”
From then on, Isaac never had much of a plan. But his focus was lazer sharp and simple – to become world champion. Boxing was his obsession, he’d leave the gym wearing his amateur boxing tracksuit with pride. After school, he went to the gym. Instead of parties and playing with friends, he was in the gym. He missed out on a lot in his teenage years but felt he learned so much to set him up for success.
Early on this professional portion of his career, he lost a fight which devastated him. But, he was undeterred. He notes how the difficult days were just part and parcel of the process. He credits being able to “take the emotion out of it and keep working” to his success.
“Keep working, Never give up. Stay committed to the process and the goals. No matter the setback, still turn up and give it a hundred percent.”
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