Shiregreen pro boxer targets British title

DBL Logistics managing director David Clarkson, Sam O'Maison, Jeremy Spooner, and Ryan Rhodes. DBL are sponsoring O'Maison for the fourth year. Photo: dotdotslash
DBL Logistics managing director David Clarkson, Sam O'Maison, Jeremy Spooner, and Ryan Rhodes. DBL are sponsoring O'Maison for the fourth year. Photo: dotdotslash

Sam ‘The Sensation’ O’Maison is building up for his next fight in eight days time - with a British title tilt his target next year.

The Shiregreen light welterweight, who turned professional in 2012, boasts a record of 10 wins, four by KO, and only one defeat.

Sam will be in action at the Magna Centre, Rotherham on November 21 against an opponent still to be announced.

And the 24-year-old has been further boosted by the renewal of his sponsorship by DBL Logistics for the fourth successive year.

He trains at Ryan Rhodes’ 26RR Fitness on London Road, and said: “Training has been going really well and I’ve been fortunate enough to spar with some great boxers such as Tyrone Nurse which has really helped my preparation.

“Since I made the move to Ryan Rhodes’ gym I have felt a new found energy and I’m just excited to really kick on now and push towards a British title next year.

“But my immediate attention is to my next fight. I’m on weight and feeling fit, strong and ready. I can’t wait.”

Ryan Rhodes said: “I could see straight away that Sam was a talented fighter when he joined our team eight months ago. I’d heard of him, but hadn’t realised just how good he was.

“Since working with him we’ve just wanted to fine tune his natural ability, rather than change his style.

“So many people have the wrong idea about boxing, they think that they get paid big money, when in fact most fighters maintain a full-time job whilst training, or are fortunate enough to have a sponsor like DBL Logistics which is a massive help and allows fighters to remain focused on the job in hand.

“Sam is a great down-to- earth guy and I predict that he will have a bright future in the sport. He’s a great role model for the kids and everyone down at 26RR Fitness and I’m confident that he can go on to win big titles.”

The sponsorship by DBL Logisticsm of Tinsley Park Road, will see the company support Sam with travel and training expenses as he looks to compete for a British title next year. The renewed sponsorship adds to the company’s current back-of-shirt sponsorship of Sheffield United and rear-of-vest sponsorship of the Sheffield Sharks.

Sam said: “I’m overwhelmed by the continued support of DBL and extremely grateful to have them on board for another year. For a young boxer such as myself, the support of sponsors is absolutely vital.”

DBL managing director David Clarkson said: “As a local firm, we are committed to supporting Sheffield sport in any way.