Updated, July 2015 by Lee Russell.
‘The Terminator’ Darren Townley is a real prospect for the future of Plymouth Boxing.
Darren is a 27 year old Light-Welterweight (64KG) professional boxer from Plymouth.
Darren is an encouraging crowd puller and is followed by many boxing fans from as far as the USA. He regularly makes the local papers sports pages and the city has high hopes for him as a professional.
Whilst working as a boat builder for a world renowned company by day, Darren became one of the most hard working amateurs around usually training twice a day on top of working a full time job.
In 2012 whilst on a training camp out in the United States, he was fortunate enough to get some quality sparring at Edwin Valeros gym with some professional Mexican fighters and embark in some training at the world renowned ‘Wild Card Gym‘ with the likes of trainer Freddie Roach and former world champion and Olympic Silver medalist Amir Khan.
Darren started out training with well know trainer Glynn Mitchell who matched him up against stiff competition almost immediately and after several fights was already fighting opponents with over 60 bouts to their name. Darren progressed quickly and is now ‘open class’ having had over 25 bouts himself.
At age 27, Darren has made his move to the professional ranks. He has been working with James Bodley at ‘Total Rebuild’ to improve his strength and conditioning and concentrating on his key fitness at ‘Club Continental‘.
He regularly competes in long distance races including 2014’s ‘Tough Mudder‘ and many half marathons and 10kms.
In mid January 2015 Darren returned to Temecula California and started training in preparation for his pro debut.
To read about Darrens trip to California click here.
Acknowledgements and thanks:
Darren would like to thank his sponsors ‘Concept Carpentry and building‘ and James Bodley of ‘Total Rebuild’ who is his strength and conditioning coach.
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