Pictons Continues Its Support for Luton’s Top Amateur Boxing Champ Jordan Reynolds
Luton’s top amateur boxing champ, 19 year old Jordan Reynolds, continues his ambition to become the best welter weight in the world by winning even more international trophies and training with the best coach in the world.
Sukh Saini, Managing Partner says:”We’ve always had total belief in Jordan and every year he just gets better and stronger. He is so dedicated to his craft and brilliant to watch in the ring.
“We are confident he’s going to reach the top of his profession and we want to continue to support him in his quest to be the best. He deserves to be fighting at the next Olympics and we’ll be cheering him on.”
Jordan recently raised £3,000 through crowd funding for a trip to Los Angeles so that he could train at the biggest and best boxing gym in the world, Wild Card Gym. This is the gym owned by legendary coach Freddie Roach, who has trained over 22 world champions and is considered the best in the world. Clearly a man with an eye for top talent, it didn’t take long for him to notice Jordan in training. Jordan says “I stayed in a hotel next to the gym and spent my whole time in LA training as much as I could. I was at the door of the gym at 7.00am every morning when it opened.
“Freddie couldn’t believe how well I sparred and he invited me to come in and spar with his boxing pros, all of whom were in their mid to late twenties. He said he was impressed at how I held my own with them. Another American has offered to sponsor me to get me a Green Card, which would mean that I could train there with the best trainer in the business. Forget Hollywood, I was there for business!”
Since his return Jordan has been training hard and recently entered the Harringey Box Cup Senior Elite International Boxing Championship. The Friday, Saturday and Sunday event mean that Jordan had three fights, one each day, over the period, all of which he won. His first was against Ghanaian champion Norris Thompson, the second with Jordan Thomas from the Midlands, who despite his height of 6”4” was no match for Luton’s Jordan and finally Jonathan Francesco, a 26 year old from the Caribbean who is now in the Commonwealth Games team. Jordan beat him too.
Jordan says “There are sacrifices I have to make but they will all be worth it. I want to win international competitions, an Olympic Gold and then turn professional. I am beating experienced amateur fighters in their twenties and having been recognised by Freddie Roach as one to watch has given me a huge boost. I can’t wait to get back into training with him.”