Pictons Renews Sponsorship of Luton’s Amateur Boxing Champ Jordan Reynolds
Pictons Solicitors has bagged a ringside seat to watch the soaring career of Luton’s amateur welter weight British boxing champion Jordan Reynolds, by sponsoring him for the third year running.
Pictons, which has offices in Luton, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead and Tring first recognised the boxing talents of 18 year old Jordan last year. Since then he has powered his way to win the British Welter Weight Championship in 2012 and this year his seventh London championship, which means he is also the best welter weight amateur boxer in the big city, having beaten the best opponents from over 100 boxing clubs and 1000 young boxers.
Sukh Saini, Managing Partner at Pictons says “Jordan is a brilliant boxing talent and a great inspiration to other young people. He has overcome the odds to pursue a career about which he is so passionate. Pictons already supports a number of community activities and charities, and sport is important to us as it unites communities like nothing else. As Jordan’s boxing career goes from strength to strength we believe he’s destined to achieve great things and we are really delighted to be able to support him as his sponsors.”
Jordan, a past winner of the Young Hero Community Award and Luton Sportsman of the Year Award took up boxing only three years ago and discovered he had a natural talent for the sport. He says “Boxing saved me from going off the rails when I was younger and it’s completely turned my life around. I love the fights and each time one finishes I just can’t wait to get back in the ring with my next opponent.”
Jordan still does three training sessions a day, in between his daytime job as a butcher. He began to channel his energy into boxing at Graham Earl’s Luton gym, then progressed to work with Geoff Glencross in Stevenage and is now training at the top club on the circuit, in London’s West Ham with Micky Driscoll and boxing’s legendary coach 74 year old Micky May. The club has produced 120 champions, including Nigel Benn and Kevin Mitchell.
Now that Jordan is 18 years old he will be defending his 2012 title in the British Welter Weight Under 20s NABC British Championship, fighting senior amateur welter weights with years more experience than he has. He concludes “I have to win my next four or five fights to get to the finals again this year. I’m already in the England Squad and I’m really aiming at Team GB because it’s my ambition to represent the UK at the next Olympic Games in Brazil in 2016.”