BUOYED by significant experience as a coach and manager in the US, Britain’s John Tandy has returned to Britain and aims to make something special happen in his home country.
Tandy has not simply set up a gym but instead, with the aid of sponsors, established an all-encompassing training and management programme for his fighters. This intriguing package includes a room – all bills and cable TV included – in the camp’s own house, which is local to the London gym, plus a full diet plan drawn up by a nutritionist and the food deliveries that service it, medicals paid for and a raft of other benefits. The idea is that managers can send their fighters to the camp for £1,500 per month all inclusive or if a boxer wishes to be managed by the in-house team, then a contract and fees can be negotiated.
“We set very high standards and only guys with a real drive to make it and the ability to back it up will be considered,” Tandy explained. “Four guys I have managed made it into the top 10 in the world, and I have five years experience of management in the States, along with working over 50 title fights as head coach.”