Tommy Philbin’s story is a gruelling one. Having been hospitalised with depression, he’s now worked his way back to fitness and is living the life of a professional fighter.
Ross Murray had the biggest win of his career back in May. He didn’t just beat his opponent, he also beat the expectations placed on him as an older fighter and picked up his first pro title at 37-years-old.
I had the opportunity to conduct a Q&A with rising amateur star Caroline Dubois earlier this year. Caroline is one to watch and will make waves both at the Olympics and as a pro when she turns over.
Here’s my latest article, a piece for 5W Football, discussing what could be a turbulent upcoming transfer window for Manchester United.
5W encourage long-form writing and it was great to dig up some statistics and cover United’s transfer difficulties in depth. I enjoyed looking at potential replacements for big-name players. Let’s see if Ole agrees with any of my picks…
In the last few week’s I’ve started hosting and editing the SouthpawJab.com podcast. It’s been great fun but there’s been a learning curve too.
The show features interviews with boxers and promoters as well as reviews and previews of matches, big and small. We always examine a betting angle for the week’s boxing at the end of the show too.
The pod is available through Apple podcasts, Anchor, the Southpaw Jab site and via a variety of other podcast providers.
In these latest articles, I’ve covered more boxing but also had the opportunity to write for a new site, Boxing Insider. I got the opportunity to review a set of Corner ‘punch trackers’ for them which was an interesting chance to mix boxing with technology writing and reviewing.
Here’s a Q&A I conducted with boxing promoter, Sam Kynoch, for Boxing News online.
During my final year at Edinburgh University, I undertook a role with the University television channel as their Sports Producer. Here is a selection of videos we released during my tenure.
This video isn’t perfect but I learnt a lot from producing it and it was popular on Facebook at the time of release. Last minute pull-outs from crew members meant I directed, filmed, interviewed and edited with no assistance. That was really useful in helping me get to grips with editing software and every stage of the production process.
Find more videos below…
Here’s a piece I wrote for Debut. They’re a site all about careers with their own app for graduates to find jobs. This piece is a discussion of army careers for grads.