We as Briggs began supporting 22 year old Adam during his debut season as a professional boxer back in summer 2017. Adam finished season one undefeated with a boxing record of 4-0 and has started season two no differently with a win back in September 2018. We have extended the support into season two and look forward to seeing his progression.
Get to know Adam with our Q&A.
How long have you been boxing for?
“I started boxing at the age of ten, initially for additional fitness that would help me with playing rugby league – however, within a few short months, I was asked to be a part of a boxing show in Liverpool where I boxed a local lad on his home show. Six weeks later, the England select team were flying over to the Isle of Man, I was chosen as part of this team to represent the North West Region area within my age and weight category. This bout was a turning point for me, I still remember walking out in front of a packed crowd at the Hilton Hotel in Douglas, to a sell-out crowd with an incredible atmosphere. I am now 22 years old, and into my second season as a professional boxer – that’s over half of my life! It is strange to think of it in such way.”
How did you get into professional boxing?
“I saw it as a natural progression from the amateur ranks. From a young age I haven’t known anything different, it has always been something I wanted to do. After talks with my coach during the summer of 2017, it seemed the right time and I came face to face with the opportunity to prove myself. I have set out my own goals and I won’t give up until I have achieved them.”
What is your training routine?
“Leading up to a bout, I enter a camp which typically lasts between eight and ten weeks consisting of training two to three times a day. My training regime includes cardio work; running, hill sprints, swimming and cycling alongside strength and conditioning and fitness classes. Technical work is added around week four, drills specifically designed to improve my footwork, hand combinations and pads. Towards the back end of camp we start sparring sessions, putting everything we have practiced during camp to date and putting the final adjustments in place ready for fight night.”
What are your key successes to date?
“I am proud to say that I have had many opportunities to compete against some of the best talent within the UK including Welsh and Scottish champions, English, British, European and world number 2 within my catchment weight. Within the amateurs I won 1 NW school boy championships and 2 NW titles at two different weights they were the 58kg to 60kg belt and 60kg to 63kg belts. I have also represented England in Guernsey, Jersey & Isle of Man.”
What are you most looking forward to for the rest of the year?
“My second season began in September 2018 were I boxed at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester turning my record 5-0. I have a bout lined up for December 8th, 2018 at the Macron Stadium, the home of Bolton Wanderers. My camp has started and I am already working towards this fight – I want to finish for the Christmas break with my record being 6-0.”
What division do you fight?
“I normally box at 140lbs which is the super lightweight division, the fight I have lined up on the 8th December will be at 135lbs which is in the lightweight division, with a day before weigh in.”
And now that we have the serious stuff out of the way…
Do you catch chickens as part of your training?
“No, that is only in the movies, but I can tell you that I did catch a wild Hare once with my bare hands.”
How long would you last against Anthony Joshua?
“The question should be how long AJ would last with me…”
Who is your boxing idol?
“Floyd Mayweather without a doubt, he has achieved so much throughout his career and to me he has made the sport what it is today.”
If you could fight anyone in history, who would it be?
Adam has a social media presence for anybody who wants to follow his story via his Facebook page.