HOP Team with Paddy Harmey and Boxers from BarbadosThe Southern Counties ABA Regional Coach Paddy Harmey has been asked to assist in the preparation of two boxers from Barbados for the World Championships this year.

Paddy has set a tough programme for the two Caribbean boxers which also includes sparring with regional boxing clubs in the Southern Counties.

Paddy commented; the boxers from Barbados are fit, which helps towards the programme that has been arranged for them. They seem to be enjoying the training camp and the experience of training in another country. They are both very committed and are showing a will to learn and to win.

I would like to thank Heart of Portsmouth Boxing Academy for assisting in the sparring preparation of these two International athletes as they get ready for their big event. Sparring Partners – Lightweights; Senior ABA Semi Finalist Robbie Matthews and University National Finalist Terry Singh also Harringay Cup Heavyweight Champion Greg Bridet and Harringay Cup Cruiserweight Finalist Biola Kudus. The H.O.P Boxers gave the Bajans a good work out.