Becoming 'Bam Bam' A Story about following your passion and living the dream

For quite some time I had not exercised and even though I had participated in a number of sports in my past including boxing, I was finding it very difficult to get motivated.  My weight was becoming out of control and I needed to do something about it.

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A story of finding a gym and falling in love with the sport

I don't have many regrets in my life, but one has recently been added… I wish I'd taken up boxing years ago.

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Micky Cantwell opens gym with help of Ricky Hatton

Boxing Futures patron Micky Cantwell can now add gym owner to his CV after opening Cantwell's Gym in Bromley this week. Run by his son and amateur boxer Sam, Cantwell's Gym offers walk-in sessions for anyone in the local area, as well as running a programme alongside Charlton Athletic Football Club’s Community Trust to help youngsters who are caught up in crime. And Brit boxing legend Ricky Hatton was on hand to officially open its doors for business.

Gary Mason RIP: The heavyweight with the big smile

Boxing is mourning the death of one of its good guys; Gary Mason was a heavyweight with heavy hands but will mostly be remembered by boxing aficionados for his big smile.

In a career that spanned 10 years and featured 38 fights with 37 wins, 34 knockouts, and one loss, only Lennox Lewis and injury stopped Mason from ruling the sport’s glamour division.

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Meet Micky Cantwell

If you missed Micky as Brick Top stooge Liam in snatch that’s because he’s killed off within a minute of being introduced. No lines to remember, no emotions to evoke, just a few faces and then a bag over his head. Acting? For Micky it was.

Micky as Micky Cantwell is far from mute, nor is he anyone’s stooge. Born and raised in South London, Micky fashioned a career for himself with his two fists. And then when that finished and he fell on hard times; he turned to his smarts and fought his way back out.

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