Amazingly in just the last 2 years, 16 year old Christy Collins has achieved National and international boxing Success. Collins is now the 4 time North West Champion, 2 time International Box Cup Champion and most recently adding a second National Championship belt to he collection, Christy Collins is ranked Number 1 in the country for his age and weight. A very humble and well spoken young man, Collins has big plans for his boxing career.
I recently caught up with Christy Collins to discuss his boxing journey and his recent victory at the National Youth Championships which took place last weekend. Here’s what Christy had to say to GRM SPORT.
When did your boxing career start?
“I started boxing 2 and half years ago at Northside ABC. My boxing hero growing up has been Tyson Fury. My Uncle was a boxer so I had a link to the sport there, but my dad has been my biggest motivation, everything I have achieved I owe to my dad he supports me and pushes me through everything, and is the reason why I am where I am.
How would you describe your boxing style?
“ I’m a counter-puncher. I like to push forward and stay in the middle of the ring, I don’t like to run I like to stay in front of my opponents.
What has been your biggest achievement in your boxing career so far?
“ So far my biggest achievement was winning the National Youth Championship yesterday. It’s a big achievement because I already won the National Championships at 70kg but I have moved up and won it at 75kg.
How does it feel to be a two time National Champion?
“ The feeling is indescribable! I am the only one out of all the Boxers in my family to win two National Championships in 40 years. I beat some big names leading up to my first title, Nyle Mcintosh who is an England representative, and Jimmy Stevens.
“In this year’s competition I beat Kai Mccan who only had two losses prior to our bout and Adam Aloare who only had one loss in his career.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
“In 5 years time I either want to have an olympic Gold around my neck or World Titles to my name following the Gpysie King Tyson Fury and Billyjoe Saunders.