Hi. Let me introduce myself, my name is Hollie Towl, I’m an amateur five time national champion from Sheffield based in a small mining town in Worksop.
By simply dominating the amateur ranks in three different weight classes! I feel now is the time to set my sights on doing the same in the professional ranks !
I’ve been boxing since 11 years old after previously educating myself in the arts of kick boxing, karate and Taekwondo including a European champion in kickboxing, but one day in back in 2014 my life along with my dreams simply clicked ! Changed ! And transformed into something magical!
A boxing marriage between myself and my coach Chris Boyle of XBox boxing academy Worksop which is now also known credibly as Boyle’s pro boxing.
I remember me and my mum going along for a trial session at the academy and wow !
Everything just exploded like dynamite! Don’t get me wrong after this session I then attended an academy session which nearly killed me ! And I thought I could never go back as it was just so tough! But because of that connection in my first session with my coach Chris, I knew I couldn’t give up as something special was born that day.
After losing my first three fights and absolutely sobbing my heart out! Myself and Chris just remained strong and stuck together working hard to put things right. After this the wind started flowing and the believe was in full effect!
Currently I have won national championships at three different weights back to back over 6 years including revenging my most devastating loss to the girl that gave me my first ever loss !
Over a three year period I remained mainly unbeaten winning every single box cup including the Irish championship!
The winter box cup ! And also the prestigious National association of boys and girls club. Out of 34 amateur fights I’ve lost only 6, and a lot of my opponents I have either gave counts to or stopped them inside the distance.
I’ve also been invited year on year into the England boxing national pathway.
So far I’ve sparred the best out there in two time Olympic champion Nicola Adams in three of her pro camps ! WBC champion Terri Harper and commonwealth champion Nina Bradley.
My goal is very simple ! In words anyway! I aim to equal my hero the great Iron Mike Tyson and become the youngest ever professional female world champion!
You already know a little bit about me and how I got into boxing ! But let me tell you a little bit about me as a person !
I live on the outskirts of Sheffield with my mum and dad and my sibling, both myself and my sibling both competed together in martial arts before I fell head over heels in love with boxing.
My coach and manager Chris Boyle has always drilled into me the ultimate belief, and constantly told me to forget having a back up plan ! As he doesn’t think I need one as boxing and being a champion and legend in the sport is my true calling.
My parents are fully supportive in my dream and both my mum and dad play an active role within my boxing life , my mum is responsible for tickets and promotions within Boyle’s Pro Boxing, and there support and help means so much to me, money doesn’t motivate me but my aspirations and dreams truly fuel me.
I’m starting an apprenticeship with sports coaching in September 2020 with my coach and mentor Chris Boyle and I’m looking forward to this immensely but every single night I dream of becoming a world champion!
My training pattern is extensive and is a six day a week programme with only Sunday as my rest day and most days I train three times a day when in camp. I also mentor the young warriors at the academy.
My amateur achievements;
East Midlands champion 2015 – 2020.
National champion 2014-2020 at three different weight classes.
East Midlands box cup champion 2018 and 2019.
National association of boys and girls club champion 2019.
Esker Irish box cup champion 2019.
Esker Irish box cup silver medal 2018.
England boxing winter box cup champion 2019.
Hull box cup champion 2019 and 2020.
National welterweight champion belt holder 2019.
XBox Academy champion of champions belt holder two years running 2018-2020.
Height: 5ft 5 inches
Amateur record: 34 bouts losing only 6.
Boxing division: lightweight.