EVS Proudly Sponsors MATCHROOM Sports’ New Heavyweight Boxer, Johnny Fisher

Essex Ventilation Services is delighted to sponsor the heavyweight boxing sensation Johnny Fisher, AKA ‘The Romford Bull’. The sponsorship comes as the 21-year-old kick starts his professional boxing career on a five-fight deal with MATCHROOM Sport.

During his short stint as an amateur boxer, Johnny was London ABA Champion and three of his four fights ended within the first minute.

As a result, opportunities for the young star rolled in from various boxing promoters. Yet none compared to Eddie Hearn’s MATCHROOM Sport, which has relationships with all major sports broadcasters. Better still, the training facility is based in Johnny’s hometown of Romford.

“When the opportunity arose to sponsor Johnny Fisher, there was no question about our involvement,” explains Justin Blue, Managing Director of Essex Ventilation Services.

 “We’ve always been avid supporters of local sport, especially boxing. Johnny has huge potential, and we are in no doubt he will be Essex’s next sporting legend.”

The 6ft 5inch Romford Bull describes himself as “not that experienced, but explosive” and is dedicated to maximising his opportunity with MATCHROOM Sport.

Johnny couldn’t have asked for a better start to his professional boxing career, than with renowned trainer, Mark Tibbs.

Mark has worked with a plethora of pedigree and amateur boxers. He has helped to mould the successful careers of WBO world super-middleweight campion, Billy Joe Saunders; WBA International super middleweight challenger in 2015, Frank Bulioni; and WBC Interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte the (who won 11 out of 11) and inspirational figure to his newest recruit, Johnny Fisher.

The Romford Bull’s Journey To Pro Boxing

Since the age of six or seven, Johnny Fisher has boxed, but during his years in higher education spent more time on the rugby pitch than in the ring. It was by chance that he fell back in to the sport.

While studying for his history degree at Exeter University Johnny contacted Sam Jones of S-JAM Boxing to ask if he needed a sparring partner for Joe Joyce. He was in luck. After a series of sparring sessions, Johnny was asked to spar Joyce at his camp in Las Vagas in preparation for his fight with Daniel Dubois.

At that point Johnny was on track for a First in his history degree, but with the prospect of writing a dissertation after sparring and limited access to research materials, Johnny decided that a 2:1 would still be a great result. He graduated in the summer of 2020.

Having now worked with trainer Mark Tibbs since September 2020, Johnny is preparing for his professional debut on 20th February 2021 on Sky Sports.

Find out more about Johnny’s venture into pro boxing and his debut fight at Sky Sports.

The team at EVS will watch with great anticipation as the Romford Bull embarks on his journey into professional boxing.

Essex Ventilation Services Supports Homeless Charity Crisis

We don’t need to tell you that 2020 was a particularly difficult year for everyone, but we mustn’t forget that amazing charities like Crisis still rely on donations to help others. That’s why EVS continues to support the homeless charity in 2021!

As a successful business, we feel it’s important to help those less fortunate to secure a better life. For the past two years EVS has committed to supporting Crisis, the charity that strives to end homelessness for people that have fallen on difficult times.

Crisis provides homeless people access to a much-needed support network that can help them rebuild their lives in a positive way. It offers counselling from expert professionals and referrals to organisations that deal with different issues.

While doing so, Crisis also offers homeless people a friendly and secure foundation for their new life thanks to annual donations from individuals and businesses, just like us.

Donations provide all the necessities that many of us take for granted, including:

  • A bed for the night
  • Hot meal
  • Hair cut
  • Clean clothes
  • Shower
  • Medical checks

Homelessness is a major problem in this country – there are around 320,000 homeless people in the UK, which equates to one in 200 people. That is a shocking statistic, so we’re doing our bit to make a difference.

Charities like Crisis do amazing work to help those that have fallen on tough times. We must remember homelessness is not a choice. The biggest issue is mental health problems, which prevents many homeless people realising a better life and often is the cause of their situation.

Crisis has a completely positive impact on the homeless people they support. They even offer training to pursue a career in hospitality. The charity has set up three of its very own cafes across the country – in London, Newcastle and Oxford. Here, homeless recruits can gain experience working in commercial kitchens and front of house. They will receive full training and eventually gain certified qualifications. Better still, it’s an opportunity to gain confidence working in a public facing environment. We can only imagine that such an experience must be life changing, which is another reason Crisis is our chosen charity.

If you have been inspired to donate to Crisis, please click HERE.

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