Josh has been training at Team Leigh Boxing for 3 years, in which time he has had 16 bouts, winning 12, and winning both the NW Region Junior ABA Title and the NW Region Junior Belt. Josh was also selected for an England Junior Squad session last season. Josh’s Coach Adrian Flemming, winner of Coach of the Year and Most Inspired Award at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards 2014, commented ‘Josh is a dedicated boxer, a pleasure to train and work with, and is more than capable of building on his early successes.’
As a troubled child and teenager, constantly in trouble with the police for fighting, known in his home town for causing trouble, and ASB, failing at school being constantly suspended and excluded at one point. A social worker sent him to a youth club that he hated, but one day he found a boxing ring in a back room, and with no one around got into it, that is the day his life changed.