THE iBox Gym, located in Bromley, is thriving. Foremost among its fighters is Bradley Skeete, the tall welterweight stylist who recently won the British and Commonwealth titles. Add quality boxers like Lewis Pettitt and Adam Dingsdale, plus S&C mastermind Gav Lander, to a set-up run in meticulous fashion by the dream team of head honcho Alan Smith, faithful sidekick Eddie Lam and ex-British ruler Sam Webb, and anyyone aspiring to championship class will struggle to locate a better environment in which to prepare. That is certainly how welterweight Johnny Garton sees it. “The Pexican” – from Peckham, fights like a Mexican, can you see what they did there? – is getting ready to meet Ryan Fields this Saturday (May 7) on Goodwin Boxing’s show at York Hall in London, with the vacant English title at stake. Here, he tells Goodwin Head of Boxing, Kevin Campion, how working with such adept people aids his development.
Johnny Garton tells Kevin Campion how working alongside the likes of Bradley Skeete can help him to capture the English welter belt