Boxing – Esham Pickering
Esham is a professional boxer who competes in the super bantamweight and featherweight divisions. He is a former British, Commonwealth and European champion and a former World title challenger.
He started boxing aged 15. Although he lost his first two amateur fights, he went on to win the next 12. In his career he has won 34 fights with 13 knockouts.
He says: “I’m inspired by guys who have done well, not just in boxing, but life.” For him the toughest part of being a boxer is: “The discipline and dedication, but I don’t drink or smoke and you don’t miss what you’ve never had. The easiest bit is the fighting.”
Esham trains at Newark Martial Art Centre with Carl Greaves.