Frank is set to return to the ring at the ExCeL Arena in London on December 15th as he takes part in a six-round contest against Belfast’s experienced Ceiran Healy in what looks like being his last six rounder, before his team plan to move him upto eight round level in the new year.
He is said to be looking sharp in the gym, developing well and delivering what’s asked of him. when I spoke to his coach Mark Tibbs recently. Tibbs added that Frank has been gaining great experience in camp, sparring with the likes of Billy Joe Saunders and George Groves as well as some good Russian boxers, friends of Tibbs who have been putting the 23 year old through the paces.
Frank started boxing at the age of 14 at the Waltham Forest Amateur boxing club, he had a few fights before moving to the famous Repton Boys club at the age of 16. Under the guidance of Tony Burns he went on to achieve 2 national titles including the Golden Belt and the Class C Nabc’s. Buglioni had a come-forward ferocious style in the amateur ranks often trading punches in the centre of the ring, much to the crowd and his roaring supporters enjoyment.
After becoming a two time national champion Buglioni was then selected to fight for England at the age of 19. After gaining international experience with England and some more notable wins, Buglioni was put forward for trials to join the Great Britain Boxing squad who were based in Sheffield. After two successful trials Buglioni was selected for the Podium squad – the team in which the Olympians would be selected from.
Buglioni spent 18 months training with the team and travelled around the world in multiple competitions and training camps. After an illustrious amateur career which included over 60 fights with over 50 wins and half of which coming by way of knockout, He was given the opportunity to start his pro career with one of the worlds most renowned promoters; Frank Warren. He was also fortunate enough to have been selected to train in the Tibbs stable. Mark & Jimmy Tibbs the father son team, are famous East-London trainers with a track record of multiple world champions and currently a stable full of talent. Frank Buglioni trains along side; Kevin Mitchell, Billy-Joe Saunders, Colin Lynes and many other young prospects such as; Billy Morgan, Freddie Turner, Gary Corcoran, Charlie Hoy and Tom Baker.
Frank how did you get into boxing?
Originally I started boxing for extra fitness and strength as I was a keen footballer. I started at 14 at the Waltham Forest Amateur boxing club. However after a year or so, I decided to take up boxing full time.
|Mark Tibbs my Trainer and Best friend in Boxing
Who was your first coach?
A guy called Tony Taylor who at the time was working for Gary Johnson’s Target Fitness in Cheshunt.
An Interesting Boxing Story?
Whilst on an international trip with Repton On the flight home from Cyprus Freddy Turner made the whole plane paper hats and made them wear them, including Tony Burns and all the air hostesses!