Archie Sharp, a super-featherweight from London, UK, could be one of those rare prospects that come along once in a while.
As the crow flies from Shooter’s Hill in South East London to the Copper Box Arena across the Thames, East London is only a few miles but in terms of what it takes to get there as a professional prizefighter it’s a long and arduous journey littered with toil, self-sacrifice, dedication, sweat and tears and above all else, talent.
It’s a journey one promising young fighter is becoming increasingly more accustomed to making.
On the 9th of December Archie Sharp will step through the ropes at the Cooper Box again for the 4th time there as a professional and will be looking for a 4th KO victory at the venue.
As an amateur Archie Sharp made it to 8 National Finals winning 6 to make him the 6-time national champion, following on to became a three time Tri-Nation Gold medallist, winning a Gold medal against Ireland he also travelled to Russia for the Europeans and secured a Silver medal.
As a professional come December 9th super-featherweight prospect Archie ‘Sharpshooter’ Sharp (10-0-6KO) will once again make the short journey East across the Thames to feature on the undercard for the James DeGale vs an opponent still to be determined.
The 22 year old originally from Sidcup, Kent will be gunning for his 11th straight professional victory with his sights set on a shot at the Southern Area title early next year.
It’s a far cry from the tentative 7 year old who first walked through the doors with his father of the local boxing club, Eltham ABC.
To the 22 year old confident pro fighter now promoted by Frank Warren and managed by MTK Global fighting on the same card as world champions Lee Selby and James DeGale.
Archie sharp is a fighter going place’s and is definitely one to watch out for in the very near future.