Big Ben gets invited to train with England elite

Ben 'The Smoke' Fitzgerald (right)
Ben 'The Smoke' Fitzgerald (right)

Aylesbury Boxing Club continued its fine run of recent success stories with the news that one of its boxers has been invited to train with the England team.

Ben Fitzgerald will go to the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield to train with the country’s elite pugilists.

Over the weekend Fitzgerald, nicknamed ‘The Smoke’, trained and sparred with England’s top fighters.

Club coach Gary Fitzgerald said: “Ben sparred with the top five ranked boxers in a weight class above his and he more than held his own, he definitely was mixing in the right company.”

And Gary revealed Ben had done himself no harm at all while at the camp.

He said: “There were England scouts there who took a very keen interest in him.”

For more details on Aylesbury Boxing Club go to he club’s official website at or pop into ABC’s Bessemer Crescent base anytime between Monday and Thursday after 7pm.