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Dr Marcus Smith has worked as an exercise physiologist with the England and Great Britain Amateur Boxing Associations since 1987, with the start of the project at Chichester.

British Boxers have been aided during their campaigns for the Olympic games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and Home Nations competitions by Dr Marcus Smith.

We provide advice on training programmes, and nutrition, in order for the athletes to `make the weight´ for their important bouts. In addition, the boxers also have their performance monitored in terms of fitness, and punching ability, at regular intervals.

The University has developed a unique instrument for measuring the force of a boxers punch and was an integral component of a Peak Performance television programme focusing on the scientific support to professional world super-middleweight champion Richard Woodhall.

An 8 year Lottery Award to the Amateur Boxing Association of England will enable us to provide scientific support to amateur boxers.

Dr Smith has worked with boxers who have won the following medals at major events:

 

Olympic Games: (1 Gold; 1 silver, 2 Bronze)

  • 2004 Amir Khan
  • 2000 Audley Harrison (Gold)
  • 1992 Robin Reid (Bronze)
  • 1988 Richard Woodhall (Bronze)

Commonwealth Games: (7 Gold, 1 Silver, 5 Bronze)

  • 1998 Chris Bessey (Gold)
  • 1998 John Pearce (Gold)
  • 1998 Courtney Fry (Gold)
  • 1998 Audley Harrison (Gold)
  • 1998 Andrew McLean (Bronze)
  • 1998 Gary Jones (Bronze)
  • 1994 Peter Richardson (Gold)
  • 1994 Spencer Oliver (Silver)
  • 1994 Danny Costello (Bronze)
  • 1994 Danny Williams (Bronze)
  • 1990 John Irwin (Gold)
  • 1990 Richard Woodhall (Gold)
  • 1990 Mark Edwards (Bronze)

World Senior Championships (1 Silver, 1 Bronze)

  • 2001 David Haye (Silver)
  • 2001 Carl Froch (Bronze)

European Senior Championships (1 Silver, 4 Bronze)

  • 1998 Courtney Fry (Silver)
  • 1998 Chris Bessey (Bronze)
  • 1996 David Burke (Bronze)
  • 1993 Danny Williams (Bronze)
  • 1991 Alan Vaughan (Bronze)

World Junior Championships (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze)

  • 1996 Richard Hatton (Bronze)
  • 1990 Alan Vaughan (Gold)
  • 1990 Paul Ingle (Bronze)
  • 1989 Robin Reid (Silver)

European Juniors (3 Silver, 9 Bronze)

  • 1999 Stephen Birch (Bronze)
  • 1997 Scott Miller (Silver)
  • 1997 Stephen Burke (Bronze)
  • 1993 Danny Costello (Bronze)
  • 1992 Micheal Hall (Silver)
  • 1990 Anthony Todd (Silver)
  • 1990 Peter Craigs (Bronze)
  • 1988 Paul Ramsey (Bronze)

Dr Smith has also attended the following major events as part of the support team:

Olympic Games 

1988 Seoul [South Korea], 
1992 Barcelona [Spain])

World Senior Championships

1991 Sydney [Australia], 
1993 Tampere [Finland] 
1999 Texas [USA],
2001 Belfast [Northern Ireland])

European Senior Championships 

1991 Gothenburg [Sweden],
1993 Bursa [Turkey], 

1996 Veijle [DenmarkEuropean

Junior Championships 

1991 Edinburgh [Scotland], 
1997 Birmingham [England])

Commonwealth Games

(1988 Kula Lumpur [Malaysia])

World Junior Championships 

(1990 Lima [Peru])