Nathan Hill (Troops) is a 32 year old professional boxing coach and Mittology trainer.
He was born and raised in Cardiff but now lives and works out of Plymouth with his Fiancee Cody Shaw, and their two children Clae and Sonny.
Troops started boxing at the age of 13 and later took up kickboxing also.
I’ve always been a mad boxing fanatic and always wanted to start it! I use to beg my dad to find me a gym and then Ronnie Rush Gym opened up in my area so my dad took me along. He trained world champion Steve Robinson out of that gym to and it was cool to train alongside him.
After a successful award winning career in DJing and putting on some weight, he started training hard and gave the kickboxing a go an even fought for the Welsh, Celtic, and Intercontinental titles.
Concentrating on boxing once again Troops returned to Ronnie Rush gym and started training hard.
3 years ago he moved to Plymouth and found himself at home in the local boxing gyms working with Nigel Christian and Glyn Mitchell.
The plan was to turn professional but unfortunately he suffered a bad back injury and had to have an emergency operation. He was out for 6 months and even though he tried going back to the gym his back wasn’t up to the vigorous training.
This is where Coach Troopa was born!
Not being able to train himself, but unable to keep himself out of the boxing gym, Troops picked up the pads and found his calling.
Working with some of the best amateur and profesional boxing, kickboxing and MMA competitors in the south west ‘Coach Troopa’ has become a brand in itself. Recognised as a Mittologist and now certified by the British Boxing Board of Control he is respected by his peers and known throughout the boxing industry.
Troops mainly works in 1-2-1 sessions at ‘The Doghouse Boxing Gym’ or ‘Plymouth Performance Gym’ and will work with anyone who wants him too.
He has worked with some quality fighters from Kenny Bakers MMA team.
He has recently joined forces with Professional trainer and friend Glyn Mitchell with his stable of Pro boxers and other fighters who are looking to turn pro soon.
Outside of boxing Nathan likes to spend maximum time with his family, but on a Thursday…..
I get a hour to myself, and read the boxing news weekly magazine hahaha.
I asked troops in an interview who his favourite fighters were, and at no surprise to me he said:
I have a few, Emanual Augustus, Gabirel Rosado, Andrew Tibiti, GGG, Tim Bradley, Carl Froch, well to be honest I love watching them all! If 2 flys could box, I’d probably love watching that too hahaha.
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I want to say a massive thanks to everyone who have supported me!
Thanks to all the boxers and people who have contacted me asking me to teach them how to box and help train them to box!
A big massive thanks to Coach Rick from across the big pond and all my Mittology family!