SAUNDERS Bradley < Back  
Sport Boxing
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 04 Feb 1986 in Stockton-on-Tees, ENG
Height1.78 m
Weight 64 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Stephanie, son Leyton
Residence Sedgefield, ENG
Occupation Athlete
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started boxing at the age of seven at a boxing club in Durham, England.
Why this sport? His mother took him to the gym because his father used to box.
Club / Team South Durham ABC: Durham, ENG
Name of coach Jeff Saunders [father]
Training Regime He does four or five sessions a day, five days a week.
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament European Championship
Location Bulgaria
General Interest
Nicknames Buzzing (ABAE, 16 Nov 2007)
Hobbies Shooting and fishing. (2004 Commonwealth Youth Games)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal in the lightwelterweight division at the 2007 World Championships in Chicago, United States and securing his spot at the 2008 Olympic Games. (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
Most influential person in career His parents. (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
Hero / Idol Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard. (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
Injuries He has suffered many hand injuries. Surgeons have inserted two metal plates and four pins into his hand. (telegraph.co.uk, 07 Aug 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Train hard, fight easy." (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
Other information ARREST
He and his partner Stephanie were arrested after a police sniffer dog allegedly found what was believed to be 12,000 of cocaine in the back garden of his home in November 2008. The charges were dropped in April 2009 after the police decided not to continue with the case. At the time of his arrest he denied any involvement in drug dealing. "There was never anything in that garden. I know nothing about any drugs." (BBC, 17 Apr 2009