First Deaf Boxer

02 Jun
02 Jun

His opponent Jack Rowbotham of Tameside elite was of equal talent so the fight was close and a pleasure to watch , with both boxers competing strongly.

Joshua has integrated at his club Jimmy Egans Boxing Academy and is loving every minute of the sport. He has made some fantastic friends and his enthusiasm and confidence have rocketed over the last few months.

Josh said after the fight “its the best feeling I have ever had and I hope that I have paved the way for other deaf people or any other disability to see what I have achieved and go out and get involved to”.

Steve Egan head coach at Egans Boxing added, “boxing is for everyone, its a safe environment which helps create a sense of belief and helps confidence. A place where every one is treated the same the minute you walk through the door whether your a novice or a national champion your treated just the same and last night Joshua Jackson made this wonderful sport and our Boxing Academy very proud.

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Reaching Potential

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