Everton Red Triangle

Meet the 35-0 group of unbeaten prospects from Everton Red Triangle Gym

Published On Monday, April 13, 2020By Tim Rickson

Seven unbeaten prospects are training together in top Liverpool gym

The century-old Everton Red Triangle Gym in Liverpool currently has a septet of unbeaten professional boxers who were all amateur champions together.

With a combined record of 35 fights undefeated between them, the talented crop of prospects are trained by ERT head coach Paul Stevenson, who has also recently guided current Team GB amateur starlet Peter McGrail to the next Olympic Games.

The historic club has had success with other pros in the past, most notably the ‘Ice Man’ Kevin Satchell, who started training with ERT as 12-year-old novice that went on to win three national amateur titles to then become British, Commonwealth and European champion in just 16 professional contests, retiring unbeaten.

The club’s history is rich and impressive, and this current class of youngsters are continuing the triumphant traditions.

 

Jack McKinlay (2-0), Welterweight

Alias: Jack the Ripper

Age: 30

Started Boxing Aged: 13

Amateur Record: W26-L6

Amateur Honours: Under 20’s National ABA Champion, ABA quarter-finalist.

Favourite Boxer: Julio Cesar Chavez

Strengths: Stamina, fitness, mental strength.

Professional Highlights: Reaching 2-0

LAST FIGHT:

 

Jonathan Walsh (4-0), Super-lightweight

Alias: Jof

Age: 24

Started Boxing Aged: 14

Amateur Record: W36-L12

Amateur Honours: Haringey Box Cup Champion 2015.

Favourite Boxer: Manny Pacquiao

Strengths: Come-forward, aggressive.

Professional Highlights: Reaching 4-0 as a pro.

LAST FIGHT:

 

Harry Woods (4-0), Super-middleweight

Alias: N/A

Age: 25

Started Boxing Aged: 11

Amateur Record: W26-L6

Amateur Honours: ABA semi-finalist, England representative.

Favourite Boxer: Julio Cesar Chavez and Marvin Hagler.

Strengths: Come-forward, inside work.

Professional Highlights: Reaching 4-0

LAST FIGHT:

 

Connor Butler (4-0-1), Super-bantamweight

Alias: N/A

Age: 23

Started Boxing Aged: 11

Amateur Record: W47-L12

Amateur Honours: Schoolboys champion, Junior ABAs champion, Youth ABAs, Three Nations gold medalist twice, Junior Bronze medalist, represented England in World Championships.

Favourite Boxer: Arturo Gatti

Strengths: Entertaining, always on the front foot.

Professional Highlights: Defeating Brett Fidoe in his fifth fight.

LAST FIGHT:

 

Brad Strand (3-0), Super-featherweight

Alias: N/A

Age: 23

Started Boxing Aged: 9

Amateur Record: W55-L15

Amateur Honours: Schoolboys Juniors champion, Schoolboys Seniors champion, Three Nations gold medalist three times, Haringey Box Cup champion, ABA Elites champion.

Favourite Boxer: Thomas Hearns

Strengths: All-rounder, likes boxing at range.

Professional Highlights: Signing contracts with Frank Warren.

LAST FIGHT:

 

Andrew Cain (5-0), Featherweight

Alias: N/A

Age: 23

Started Boxing Aged: 11

Amateur Record: W61-L6

Amateur Honours: Five-time national amateur champion.

Favourite Boxer: Mike Tyson

Strengths: Evasive, hard-hitting, good boxing IQ.

Professional Highlights: Signing contracts with Frank Warren and stopping all five of his opponents.

LAST FIGHT:

 

Nick Ball (12-0), Super-featherweight

Alias: Wrecking Ball

Age: 23

Started Boxing Aged: 6

Amateur Record: W23-L2

Amateur Honours: CYP’s champion, Junior ABAs champion, Tri-Nations gold medalist, England representative.

Favourite Boxer: Mike Tyson

Strengths: All-action, hard-hitting, aggressive.

Professional Highlights: Signing contracts with Frank Warren and winning all 12 pro fights.

LAST FIGHT:

 

 

Carly Skelly (3-0), Super-flyweight

Managed by Paul Stevenson, but trains at North Mersey ABC with Sid Sidanky

Alias: N/A

Age: 33

Started Boxing Aged: 29

Amateur Record: W15-L5

Amateur Honours: ABA finalist and England representative.

Favourite Boxer: Mike Tyson and Joe Calzaghe

Strengths: Determination, drive and fitness.

Professional Highlights: Reaching 3-0 as a pro.

LAST FIGHT:

 

Everton Red Triangle work in association with Black Flash Promotions and their next scheduled shows are due to take place on September 5 and November 14 in Liverpool.                                                                                                                                                     

 

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