GALLERY: Cox’s return to Walcot ABC

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View our picture gallery from when bew WBO European champion Jamie Cox returned to his former amateur gym Walcot ABC on Monday night.

The 2005 ABA champion took his newly acquired European belt back to the gym where he first took up boxing as an eight-year-old.

Cox, now 28 years old, caught up with his old coaches Harry Scott and Dave Veysey and the trio joined Your Sport Swindon for an exclusive interview together.

Click on the video above to watch this interview.

The Swindon southpaw enjoyed a glittering career as a Walcot amateur which eventually concluded with him winning the gold medal at the 2oo6 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

On July 24th, at Wembley Arena, Cox enjoyed the proudest moment of his professional career as he won the WBO European super middleweight title after stopping Blas Miguel Martinez inside a round.

The win took the Swindon boxer’s unblemished professional record to 19 wins and he is now on the cusp of a world title shot – possibly in his next fight later this year.

Cox told Your Sport Swindon: “It’s crazy to come back and still see Dave and Harry still turning out the champions. The gym is still the same.

“It’s great memories here from when I was a kid, it gave me a great start in life and gave me a lot of discipline. It’s crazy where I would be without boxing today to be honest and I’ve got Harry and Dave to thank for that.

“It’s just great, great memories.

“So many memories when I sit down and talk about. I always remember Harry telling a friend of mine ‘he’s doing it for the baked beans’.

“Harry is probably saying the same things now to the kids. There were never any superstars in the gym, it was always a level playing field and I think that’s what obviously gave you a bit of respect and not to get above yourself and maintain that level of respect.”