Student Boxer Weighs in on Olympic Dream

England’s number one youth amateur middleweight boxing champion and Cheshire College – South & West sports student, Ramtin Musah, 18, from Congleton is making a name for himself in the world of boxing having recently been selected to trial out for Team GB.

Currently studying Level 3 Sports Development at Cheshire College – South & West, Ramtin competed in the European Boxing Games earlier this year, making an impressive international debut to finish fifth in Europe. The Championships in Antalya, Turkey were held over a grueling 10-day period, which saw Ramtin compete in three fights against Croatia, Estonia and the Ukraine.

Ramtin commented: “It was an exciting championships and I really enjoyed it. It was tough, especially for some, having the competition spread out over the 10-days but the experience was incredible.

“I had three good fights but was obviously disappointed not to have made it further. I would have liked to have made it past the quarter finals as this was my first defeat in over a year and a half, however I’ve taken the experience away with me and am now focusing on the Team GB assessment process in two weeks time.”

The two-day assessment in Sheffield will monitor fitness, weight, sparring ability and also an individual’s general personality, which plays a significant role in the qualification process. “It’s a nerve-wracking time, but I’m just looking forward to getting there now and I’m ready for the challenge”, added Ramtin.

The young boxer is no stranger to challenges with a list of success to his name. He is the three times North West Regional Champion, as well as being a national quarter finalist in 2015 and 2016. He took gold at The England Chairman Box Cup and in the same tournament raised the cup for the ‘Most Outstanding Talent’ category against 200 fellow boxers.

Ramtin’s Sports Tutor Jon Kereztury, said: “It’s been a delight to see Ramtin grow from strength to strength both as a boxer and as a sports student here at College. Many of our sports students participate competitively outside of College in a variety of sports and it’s encouraging to see a young man develop as a sportsman as well as achieve relevant qualifications that will help him in the future.”

This year alone Ramtin has become England’s Number One Youth Champion, has won the Nationals at middleweight level and was selected for the Tri Nation tournament to represent England.

Ramtin went on to say: “I was also picked for the Youth Commonwealth Games but unfortunately I was unable to travel. It was really upsetting as it would have been such a great opportunity for me but there will be more to come I’m sure. It’s certainly not stopped me this year, as I also took gold at the Hull Box Cup and the East Midlands Cup in summer this year.  My record is now, won 31 – lost 6, which I am extremely proud of.”

Ramtin will trial for Team GB from the 14th – 16th December this year with the ambition to go to the Olympics and become a professional boxer.