Meet the Coach – Jason Lowe.
Jason has been involved in boxing pretty much most of his life. His dedication to the sport is very apparent and in September 2016 he was nominated and shortlisted as Coach of the year as a finalist for Birmingham Sports Awards 2016. His career dates back to him as a teenager when he had a sparring session with Crawford Ashley at the Henry Cooper gym in London’s Old Kent Road. Crawford went on to become the Central Area, British, Commonwealth and European Champion. Jason met up with Crawford a few years ago at a Carl Froch fight where Crawford recognized him, 24 years later… His passion and love for boxing began early on and he went on to become the EBF Unbeaten Irish Cruiser weight Champion. Now 42, he isn’t about to give it all up though, he will without hesitation spar anyone willing to learn.
His life of boxing has introduced him to some of the worlds boxing legends. He has had the pleasure of interviewing some great names who fought Muhammad Ali; Henry Cooper, Joe Bugner, Smoking Joe Frazier, Brian London, Ken Norton, Leon Spinks, Larry Holmes, Karl Mildenberger Ernie Shavers, George Chuvalo and Jurgen Blin. He has also spent time interviewing Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Tony TNT Tucker, Tim Witherspoon, Frank Bruno, Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton, David Haye, Carl Froch, Chris Eubanks, Nigel Benn, Steve Collins, Michael Watson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearnes, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Alan Minter, Billy Walker, Jake La Motta,Billy Joe Saunders, James DeGale, Barry McGuigan, and the list goes on futher.
Jason has a vast majority of experience ranging from his career as an ABA boxing tutor and club coach, to being a qualified ABA ringside official and a ABA Child Protection welfare officer. Alongside running W.B.C he is a boxing reporter for 2 Midlands based newspaper; The Irish Harp and The Coleshill Post. He currently is a boxing and ring sports MC, a professional referee, boxing trainer and corner man qualified in essential first aid, under the M.B.C. His refereeing career has just broken the 28 000 round mark and he isn’t looking to stop anytime soon.
You couldn’t ask to be in a better Coach’s hands when it comes to the W.B.C. Not only because of his professional approach to the sport and level of experience but also because of his ability to push people to limits they never knew they had whilst allowing them to take things at their own pace. He will ensure you are in comfortable surroundings and do everything to support you whether it’s your first session or you’ve trained for months.
A sports coach should be someone to look up to, who guides you and supports you through your journey and Jason is a true example of that.