Asthmatic young boxer competes for Armley club – aged just 12


By James Bovington

Young Louie Day is the first from Armley professional boxer Josh Wisher’s The Ministry of Boxing to compete for the now England Boxing affiliated club in a regional competition – just a year after it opened.

“I’m delighted at my performance in the fight and at being the first boxer to represent The Ministry,” stated Louie. “I love training at the gym with Josh Wisher and his dad, Phil. They’re experts and enthusiastic but they make us all work really hard as they should.”

Gina Day, mother of 12-year-old Leeds West Academy year 8 student Louie, explained that “everyone is so proud of Louie progressing with his boxing because he’s continuing to struggle with asthma that can be severe. He’s presently taking strong antibiotics prescribed by the hospital for an ongoing chest infection alongside a daily tablet and strong inhalers to keep the airways open.”

Trainer Phil Wisher said: “Louie’s was a skills bout which means that young novice boxers are able to showcase the skills learnt without worrying about whether or not they’ve got a won or lose on their record and Louie showed that he’s taken on what he’s learnt in the gym. We saw the makings of a talented boxer.”

Louie and Phil travelled to Scawthorpe Social Club in Doncaster to take part in the amateur show organised by LA Boxing Academy.

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