We are always looking to improve and set the highest possible standards so it's always great to meet people who are striving for excellence in their own field and this is certainly the case with a young local boxer that is striving for greatness in his own sport. Pictured below is Louis "2Sweet" Norman who is aspiring to be British Champion and who has his sights on even greater things. Pictures are of Louis wearing his new G6 heated vest as he has been converted to the benefits of heated clothing particularly when he starts his training at 5.30am each morning.
Louis has been boxing since he was 3 years old and has had 39 amateur fights. He's been in 8 midlands finals, won the midlands aba twice in 2010 and 2011 and has represented the midlands in 2011, winning the CYP national title in 2011. He's unbeaten in his last 8 amateur fights and this year turned professional winning his first 2 fights.
To give an idea of the dedication required to get to the top, Louis starts training by getting up each day at 5.30am to do a 4 mile run, before going to the Pro Gym at Sumercotes in Alfreton (derby) until 12 O'clock. He normally does a 2.2mile hill run on arrival before doing 15 x 3 minute rounds including pads, bags, and sparring. Louis spars with Light heavyweight commonwealth champion Ovill Mckenzie, former English champion Scott Haywood, Dale miles who is fighting for the British title soon and former world champion Rendall Munroe. At the end of the sessions Louis does core work and sit ups using medicine balls finishing at 6.30pm. The session is followed by another run and then the evening work begins at the local amateur boxing club at Shepshed in Leicestershire. The training is done 5 days a week and then on the Saturday Louis will do a 7.5 mile run at 8am in the morning followed by conditioning work at Shepshed aba. Sunday is a day of rest! If Louis is preparing for a fight, it means 10 weeks of training camp.
We will be following and supporting Louis throughout his career and posting periodic updates to track his progress to see how hard work, sacrifice and dedication are rewarded. Please let us know of someone you know that is working hard to make their dreams happen as this is always of grat interest particularly in this year of great Olympic triumphs.