Community Boxing Apprentices spotlight: Ali-Yousri Assad
October 28, 2022 | by Chris Boyd
The apprenticeships have been created to harness the excitement and interest in the sport generated by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – and provide a lasting legacy. Ali-Yousri Assad is excited to give back to boxing and learn how to put on his own events in the future.
What is your name and age?
My name is Ali-Yousri Assad and I am 18 years old.
Are you part of a club already and if so in what capacity (i.e., coach, boxer, judge etc…)?
I’m part of Roche ABC, in Burnley, where I compete as a boxer. I have boxed for four years in total.
How did you first get into boxing?
When I was younger, I tried all kinds of martial arts, Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Muay Thai. It was eventually time to try out boxing, and I found it to be the best of the lot and fell in love with it.
What has been your favourite experience in boxing so far?
It’s hard to pick a favourite moment because there are so many, but if I had to pick one it would have to be my first bout. I was so nervous going into it and once I’d won it was such a relief.
How excited are you to be working to help your local boxing community and what are you looking forward to the most?
I’m very excited to help give back to boxing because boxing has given me so much. I’m eager to help in the community, to try and get other young kids into boxing.
What do you hope to get out of your apprenticeship?
I hope to gain experience running and planning events and make some contacts with the people around England Boxing.