Opinion | Jul 26 2018

Tony Jeffries on life after boxing

In his Letter from America column, Tony Jeffries discusses what to do after boxing
Tony Jeffries
Bupa Great North 10k Press Conference with Olympic Boxing bronze medalist Tony Jeffries  |  Action Images

LIFE after boxing isn’t easy, no matter who you are. I think the dream job for any fighter when they hang up their gloves is to be a host, pundit or commentator for a TV network like Sky Sports, and there is slight chance of that. However, when I say slight, I do mean very little. To be able to do this you need to have been a champion boxer, be able to talk well on camera, really know your boxing, have the right look and personality, and I guess be at the right place at the right time for job openings.

Even with a job like that it may not be the most financially stable job in the world, so us fighters have got to look for other things.

If you read my column regularly, or follow me on social media, you will know that I’m having a lot of success in the boxing fitness industry now and since I retired from the boxing scene. I now teach other people how to teach boxing. Personal trainers, fitness professors, boxing and fitness enthusiasts have been among the close to 2000 people we have taught to teach boxing over the last three years.