Howbery’s boxer prepares for televised title fight

A Howbery Business Park employee, Andrew ‘Stanno’ Stanley, is in his final stages of training for the fight of his life as the undefeated semi-pro boxer prepares to travel to London in a bid to win the Southern Area Cruiserweight Title on Saturday 30 November, screened on Eurosport.

Supported by his Howbery Business Park colleagues and all at South Moreton Boxing Club, 25 year-old Andrew from Cholsey will enter the ring to face an experienced and older opponent, Lee Renshaw (35) who has won three fights and lost one.

Commenting on the night ahead, Andrew said: “I’m feeling confident. Training has gone great.  There is a saying: ‘train hard, fight easy’ and that’s exactly what’s going to happen.  It is mainly about fitness to keep-up speed as well as ability.  I’m on top of my game and that title’s already got my name on it!”

Andrew has been through an arduous training regime to hone his fitness and the target weigh-in weight of 14stone 4Ibs.  This has involved sparring, pad-work, weights, skipping, kettle bells, hill sprints and abs’ work six days a week as well as strict diet including raw eggs.

“Andy has worked at Howbery Business Park for eight years and has been boxing for six of those,” comments John Ormston, Chief Executive, Howbery Business Park.  “He is very dedicated when it comes to boxing and I know he is extremely disciplined about his training and diet which takes a great deal of commitment.  There is a lot of support from colleagues at the park who would like to see him triumph on the night and we hope to see him return to Howbery as the Southern Area Champion!”

When Andrew isn’t training or coaching people at South Moreton Boxing Club, he can be found in HR Wallingford’s building team for flood defence and water research. He first took-up boxing six years ago which has been his passion ever since. The Southern Area Cruiserweight Title is part of the Queensbury Boxing League.

Set within 70 acres of beautiful Oxfordshire countryside on the banks of the River Thames, people who work at Howbery Business Park have access to a wide-range of benefits including a pool of bikes to travel around the park, an onsite gym and a Howbery owned boat.