Renowned Edinburgh-based Lochend Boxing Club has agreed a 12-month sponsorship deal with personal injury specialists Watermans Accident Claims and Care.
This marks the fourth successive year Watermans has supported the club and the affiliation with Lochend started with Watermans sponsorship of fighter Lewis Benson in the build-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. From this successful partnership with Benson, which is still going strong several years into his unbeaten professional year, Watermans began to support the wider club.
Over the past few years the club has garnered a reputation as one of the country’s leading conveyor belts for young talent, an accolade further cemented by the rise of Commonwealth light welterweight champion Josh Taylor, who came through the amateur ranks at Lochend.
As well as Taylor and Benson, a number of other former amateurs trained by Lochend co-founder and coach Terry McCormack have made promising starts in the professional ranks. As well as training boxers, the club offers keep-fit sessions open to anyone and delivers several community initiatives to the local area.
Commenting on Watermans continued sponsorship of the club, Managing Director Scott Whyte said: “We’ve been a part of the Lochend family for several years now and for me, the club is the best production line for Scottish boxing talent. The opportunity to continue to support both the development of these extremely talented boxers and the fantastic community work delivered by Terry and his team was a no-brainer.”
Terry McCormack, co-founder and coach at Lochend Boxing Club, said: “Watermans has been a great advocate of amateur boxing and the work of the club over the past few years. Throughout the length of our partnership Watermans has helped provide a platform for talented boxers to develop through funding kit and equipment, renovation works and trips abroad for promising fighters to compete against top opponents in high-class tournaments. Securing their support for another year will allow us to continue to develop local boxers and offer first-rate facilities to keep fit to the wider community.”