Sean ‘Masha’ Dodd is a switch hitting prospect from Birkenhead on Merseyside. Trained by Sean Trodden, Danny Kelly and the team at the long standing Venture ABC Boxing Club in his home town.
‘Masha’ a well grounded man and decorated amateur for the club, not only trains himself at the Venture, but takes part as a qualified coach, in teaching the 100’s of local kids who come in and out of the doors of the Brassey Street gym.
Sean, 27, turned professional in March this year, with a 4th round stoppage of Scotland’s Giuseppe Daprato. That debut night in Chester, Sean brought an army of fans with him, who brought the house down at the Northgate Arena in Chester.
The Wirral boxer, who says Liverpool’s Derry Mathews is his boxing hero, always took a dedicated following of family and friends with him where ever he fought as an amateur, and his journey through the pro ranks looks like it will also be followed every step of the way by his loyal bredrin.
‘Masha’ started the sport late, aged 24, after never having laced on the gloves before. He went on to rack up 19 vested fights, 17 of them by stoppage, impressively winning the 2010 ABA national Senior novice Class A and then the following year he became the Senior novice ABA champion capping a whirlwind start to his boxing life.