Light-heavyweight prospect Aidan Cassidy has become the latest signing for the ever-expanding JE Promotions.
The Sittingbourne resident signed professional contracts with Joe Elfidh earlier in January, with a view to debut in May.
The 23-year-old St Mary’s ABC student won the Kent Novice title and a silver medal at the Haringey Box Cup.
“I moved to Kent from Hackney when I was about 14,” he said. “But, as a young teenager, I didn’t take it too seriously and flicked between boxing and football.
“I joined St Marys at about 19 and won a few bouts and the Kent Novice title, and then it became all I wanted to do.”
Cassidy spent his last three years as an amateur representing Repton ABC, proudly stating, “It’s the best amateur club about and I wanted to test myself. It made sense because all of my family still live in London.”
“Kid” Cassidy takes inspiration from his dad’s combat experience, he explained, “My dad was a kick boxer and I competed at a decent level in Taekwondo before boxing, so I’ve always been around some sort of fighting.”
Cassidy will be trained at Kent Gloves Boxing Gym under the tutelage of Simon Gildea. Unbeaten stablemates Oli Edwards and Charlie Shane also operate out of the same Gillingham-based gym.
JE Promotions’ next Kent show will be held at Mote Park in Maidstone on February 24th. With Cassidy and manager Joe Elfidh yet to go up in front of the Board to apply for a licence, the talented amateur will be eyeing his debut at the next event in May.
The talented youngster has his feet firmly on the ground as a paid puncher, stating, “I think you have to take it one step at a time. First things first, I want to mark my professional debut with a good win, but, who knows, a Southern Area title would be nice!”