Episode 7 of our series on the Collyhurst and Moston Lads Club, The Next Generation. In this latest Episode we speak to another dedicated boxer coming through the ranks in amateur Billy McNamara.
A popular character amongst the lads, Billy first came to the gym 18 months ago after being invited over by coach Pat Barrett after the Urmston boxer fought his nephew and current gym mate Zelfa Barrett. Since then the two are now not only gym mates, but friends, both on their journey through the amateurs with the future dream of turning professional.
Billy, 19, never thought he had it in him to be a boxer, and never believed he could ever actually knock anyone out in the ring, But his perseverance and the quality coaching he has received from former professionals Barrett and Thomas McDonagh he has surprised himself.
Billy says he shuns the Saturday nights out with his mates to follow his boxing dream and he has a good family behind him, especially his Mum pushing him on and supporting him to succeed in the sport he loves.
Follow Billy on Twitter @BillyMcNamara1
Past Episode links
Episode 1: Taka Bembere. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI87TwADntA
Episode 2: Zelfa Barrett. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wkHGJ7fMPw&feature=relmfu
Episode 3: Arron Michael Jnr. www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbcSYtfHDDwfeature=relmfu
Episode 4: Lyndon Arthur. www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnA7x_79LHw&feature=fvwrel
Episode 5: Thomas McDonagh: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnRTTl_vf_w
Episode 6: Matthew Ryan. www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Od7RHfFmHY&feature=youtu.be
Episode 7: Billy McNamara www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRiALOffTkA&feature=plcp
The Pat Barrett Story Part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im7X49fVnGg
The Pat Barrett Story Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6MRRF3b2PU&feature=fvwrel
The Pat Barrett Story Part 3: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTEO_gR0CfI&feature=fvwrel
By Chris Maylett