This was only the beginning and life wasn't about to get any easier, but I was dedicated to my plan, no matter how hard the commitment.
My typical day became:
- Wake up at 05:30
- Work 06:00 - 14:00
- 90 min commute to the gym
- Train hard
- Travel home exhausted
WIth my coach's help, I contested the medical verdict and after all the hardship and self doubt which came from one stroke of the pen, a decision which so nearly cost my dreams... my professional boxing license was rightfully granted.
Fast forward three years I'm now undefeated in ten professional fights.
Dean Dodge, undefeated super feather-weight, professional boxer now trains at the Warrior Gym in Weston Super Mare with Coach Dean Lewis and is sponsored by: Penmill Scaffolding, Paragon Cleaning Services, Camelot Builders, All Sport Insurance, Tomahawk Doors & The T-shirt Shop.