An outstanding performance in the National Novice Final and his commitment and enthusiasm in training have won Trinity ABC heavyweight star Russ Henshaw the club’s first ever Boxer of the Month award.
The accolade has been introduced to reward the boxer who has produced the most outstanding performances in the ring and also for their preparation and attitude in the gym.
The January award was presented at the club’s gym in front of Henshaw’s club mates and he received a resounding vote of approval from the members who he had helped to inspire with his run to the national title.
Henshaw, 26, became the club’s first ever national novice champion in January when he took the title in London with a convincing points win over Adam Thompson of Peterborough.
But his application and commitment over the Christmas period, when he had to remain focused on the job in hand despite the terrible weather conditions and the obvious distractions of the festive season, were exemplary and have given him the honour of being the first recipient of the award.
The trophy will be presented monthly and give the whole club membership the opportunity to be considered with their commitment to training and application in the ring.
Club leader Scott Rafferty said: “This award will become a very important part of the club’s calendar and will hopefully serve to motivate and inspire the boxers in the gym as they prepare to enter the ring.
“The boxers that put themselves in contention for this award will gain from their own preparation but also in turn help to motivate their club mates.
“Russ is a fine example of how to prepare and as well as show his club mates what is required to achieve, he has also offered great encouragement and support and is a fine example of what this award is intended to represent.”