20 Questions with two time All-Ireland Boxing Champion
On Saturday 7th April- Callum Mc Gillin in 8B won the National Schoolboys’ Boxing Championship for the second Year in a row. The bout took place at the National Stadium in Dublin and Callum competed against boxers representing each province, beating John -Paul Mongan from Munster in the Finals 5-0.
Callum has been boxing since the age of seven and trains with Sacred Heart Boxing Club, Omagh, and was nominated for the Tyrone and Fermanagh Juvenile Athlete of the year.
This week I managed to catch up with Callum to find out what has him punching above his peers.
1 What club do you box for?
Sacred Heart Boxing Club Omagh
2 What age did you start boxing?
7 Years Old
3 What has been the highlight of your boxing career so far?
Winning All Ireland National Boxing Championship 2 years in a row
4 Favourite venue:
National Stadium Dublin
5 Biggest influence on your career?
6 Best piece of advice you have been given?
Fail to prepare, prepare to FAIL “my dad’s quote in my training”
7 How often do you train?
5 – 6 days a week
8 Least favourite training drill?
Push up’s to failure
9 Biggest disappointment?
Hurting my hand in the Belfast opens and losing because of my injury at the start 2017
10 Toughest opponent?
My 2017 national finalist who I beat to win the all Irelands last year.
11 How do you relax before a fight?
Listen to Music
12 Who are your sporting heroes?
13 What are your hobbies outside of boxing?
14 Favourite Film:
15 Favourite Book:
Don’t have one
16 Favourite Song:
God’s plan by (Drake)
17 What do you normally eat for breakfast?
Eggs & Bacon
18 Favourite Food:
Steak & Chips ( Peppered sauce )
19 What’s next for Callum McGillin?
Try and progress through the All Irelands next year again and hopefully onto the Europeans (it’s a big ask as all the guys competing are bettering themselves constantly so if I don’t put the training in this won’t happen).
20 Ultimate Goal/ambition
Someday get lucky and get picked for the Irish elites team!!