Louis gets tips from Agogo, Haye and Froch

Gazette: Louis with his sister Sophie and Olympic star Anthony Ogogo Louis with his sister Sophie and Olympic star Anthony Ogogo

AN aspiring boxer was given tips from the best in the business on a TV show.

Louis Curtis, 11, from Tollesbury, gots tips from David Haye, Carl Froch and Anthony Ogogo in CBBC’s Turbo Boost programme.

Louis, who trains at Colchester Amatuer Boxing Club, was mentored by London Olympic 2102 bronze medallist Ogogo.

His mum Michelle said: “He was mentored and set challenges with his final challenge being a bout at his boxing club's show.

“Louis had sessions with Anthony teaching him new techniques and giving him guidance and advice on his boxing skills and techniques.”

He also had a fencing lesson with Olympic fencer James Beavers, spoke to three times world boxing champion Froch on the phone just before going to school, at Maldon’s Plume School, and received a video message from former heavyweight champion Haye.

Michelle said: “Louis was so excited, it was like a dream come true.

“He was so shocked when the show presenter Turbo arrived to surprise him to tell he him was on the show.

“As each challenge came the experiences got better and better.”

The schoolboy has been a member of Colchester Amateur Boxing Club since he was nine.

Louis, who trains for four-and-a-half hours a week, said the show has improved his confidence and his dream is to become an Olympic boxer.

He said: “It was the best experience of my life.”


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