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Sam Storey

Amateur Boxing

Sam is originally from Belfast, Ireland. He had great success in boxing from a young age and won every possible Irish amateur title and travelled all over the world representing his country at international level.

Sam fought in the European championships at junior and senior level and also in the Commonwealth championships.

In the Commonwealth championships in 1982 Sam won the silver medal.

The pinnacle of Sam's amateur career was representing his country in the Olympic Games, Los Angeles in 1984.

Professional Boxing

At the age of 23 Sam turned professional and he wasted no time in winning the Irish middleweight title.

He then proceeded to win the British super-middleweight title 3 times. Sam was the first ever British super-middleweight champion in history and he was also the first to regain the title and the first to win the coveted Lonsdale belt at this weight.

Sam challenged for the European Title and also fought Chris Eubank for the World Title.

In 1993 Sam was ranked Number 1 in Europe and number 6 in the world.

Lonsdale Belt

Sam is now the outright owner of the Lonsdale belt having successfully won the British Title on 3 separate occasions.  This great feat has only been managed by 2 Irishmen before him.

Life After Boxing

Sam retired from professional fighting in 1997 and now he focuses his career on boxing coaching and boxing, fitness training.

In addition to his boxing academy Sam is a very successful motivational coach and keynote speaker.

Sam has also appeared on BBC and Sky Sports on numerous occasions as a boxing commentator and pundit. He also wrote a popular, weekly boxing column for The Sunday People newspaper in the UK.

Sam Storey with the Lonsdale Belt Sam Storey wins the Lonsdale Belt Sam Storey's first fight