Tommy Thompson began boxing
in 1974, having had 69 contests and then retiring through
injury. His coaching career kicked off in 1981 and has
become Nottingham’s only senior ABA coach, since
1985. He has worked extensively, and is still involved,
with Brendan Ingle’s stable in Sheffield. Boxers
he has worked with include Johnny Nelson (WBO World
Cruiser-weight champion), Fidel Castro (ex- British
Super Middle weight champion) and Prince Naseem Hamed.
Since 2000, Tommy has been heavily involved with martial
artists, teaching concepts of the arts through the principles
of boxing. He has been working with the Winsper brothers,
Jon Jepson and team, and Krishna Godhania.