One of Britain's most talented amateur boxers has decided to leave behind the head guard and vest and put pen to paper for a professional contract. Brett Beadon has called time on his Amateur career at Repton Boxing Club after creating an impressive CV.
As an amateur, Beadon has won four national championships, fought for England and reached the ABA Senior finals last May. Unfortunately being the runner up in the ABA finals meant he narrowly missed out on an Olympic spot, but has put all behind him as he looks forward to the challenge ahead.
The 19 year old is set to make his professional debut in June and is in the best possible hands as he will be sharing managers with David Haye and George Groves, having signed with Adam Booth.
Beadon shared his delight as he told the Croydon Advertiser: "Adam is the cleverest guy I've ever met. His knowledge of boxing, the way he breaks it down, is just amazing and eye opening. He is the best you can get. I don't think I could be with a better coach."
Until Beadon laces up the 10oz gloves in June he will be preparing himself in terms of training twice a day and adjusting his diet.
He will also be undergoing medical tests as he spoke on Twitter, " Have to have medical/brain scans done for my professional licence".
Beadon will be training at the IBox Gym in Bromley, training along side professional boxers Bradley Skeete, Johnny Garton and Ricky Boylan.
A young man with a lot of talent and ambition is certainly one to watch.