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The challenges of ‘weight category sports’ are intense. Not only do you have to receive shots, but you nzeed to diet as well. Ian Craig shares one of his most rewarding athlete experiences.
A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to work with one of the warmest personalities of British sport, a boxer by the name of Ross Minter. It’s funny how those who can punch the hardest can also smile the most! Ross at the time was the English Welterweight Champion and he presented himself in front of me no more than eight weeks before his bid to contest for the WBU Welterweight World Title. His main aims were to make weight easier prior to his fight and to stop falling ill so much. He weighed 73 kg at the time and had to weigh-in at 66.6 kg: no pressure!
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