Light-heavyweight Markus Williams has praised trainer Angel Fernandez after his team-mate’s Isaac Chamberlain bounced back to winning ways against Luke Watkins.
The 29-year-old met Fernandez down West Ham boxing club and after a chance conversation, an immediate relationship was struck.
Battersea-born Williams has an immaculate record of 3-0 with his one stoppage coming against Istvan Orsos earlier this year.
His coaching team is made up by the Spanish Fernandez and Hall of Famer boxing coach Jorge Rubio as he starts his assault up the domestic division.
Alongside Williams, the stable includes the UFC’s British star Nathaniel Wood and fellow Londoner Isaac Chamberlain – who impressed after his loss against Lawrence Okolie in February.
And ‘Merciless’ believes that Fernandez is destined to go to the very top of the sport.
“I truly believe he has the opportunity to become one of the best coaches in the game,” he said.
“He literally just appeared down West Ham one day, I have quite an inquisitive mind so got talking to him and wanted to know more about him.
“I asked him to take me on the pads and as they say the rest is history. I was so impressed that when he left West Ham to start his new gym in Surrey I came over with him.
“He is open to learning, he looks at your style and works on it rather than changing it. I have benefited so much from the structure he provides.
“We get on really well, I think we both see boxing the same way. We appreciate the technical aspects of the sport.”
He also believes that despite his win, team-mate Chamberlain, will look even better than classic Cruiserweight clash with Watkins.
“I was so pleased for Isaac, Angel and Jorge for their performance. They all played their part in the win and it was a great win,” he added.
“I think its fair to say there was a little bit of ring rust there for Isaac, but he’s so talented and he showed that.
“He has bundles of ability but even better he has the heart to match, I think next time you are going to see an even more improved version of him.”