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Surbiton boxer who built his first gym in parents' garden now helping community

Nine years ago, Greg Stallard spent his days working as an electrician and his spare time building a boxing gym in his parents' back garden.

But now the Surbiton 33-year-old runs his own professional boxing gym in Hook Rise North, after quitting his day job five years ago to focus on his passion.

Now Mr Stallard, who lives in Somerset Avenue, is giving something back to his community, working with Southborough GCSE students and the police to help travellers and troubled teenagers transform their lives.

Having grown up down the road from his local gym, he said seeing the success of some of his athletes motivates him to work hard to run his business.

At the moment the 33-year-old is helping the Sutton boxer Tommy Williams prepare for his next fight at the famous York Hall on October 6.

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