Boxing prospect Jordan Flynn inspired in gym by Conor Benn and even Joey Essex but eyes titles and success of his own

BOXING prospect Jordan Flynn is surrounded in the gym by British fight legends and even stars of the reality TV world.

But the 4-0 light-welterweight is eyeing success of his own after being inspired in trainer Tony Sims' HQ.


Flynn never knows who he will see training in the Matchroom Boxing Gym, from Sims' nephew Joey Essex, 31, to Conor and Nigel Benn.

But one way or another, he wants to hit the same heights as the star-studded pack around him.

Flynn, 26, told SunSport: "You’ve constantly got people coming and out of the gym who are successful.

"Sometimes you don’t even know who will be in there. You’ve got Nigel Benn who will come in when Conor’s in camp. 

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“Joey Essex is always in the gym as he’s Tony’s nephew. He comes into the gym and does a bit of training to stay in shape. 

“It goes to show, if you work hard at anything you can achieve big things.

"We’ve also got Liam Reardon from Love Island, he does a bit of training as well.” 

Flynn is coached by former world title challenger Kevin Mitchell, out of Sims' Essex gym.

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The three-time national amateur champion was introduced to Mitchell by Sims' son Charlie, a boxing manager.

It has afforded Flynn top sparring with the likes of welterweight talent Benn, 25, and 2016 Olympian Joe Cordina, 30.

And on the gruelling track days, he can turn to title contenders Craig Richards, 31, John Ryder, 33, and Felix Cash, 29, for further motivation.

Flynn said: “Training with them day in and day out, it goes to show how you need to live your life and train. 

“I’ve learned that’s how you need to be, in the gym all the time, getting better and being consistent.

“I’m in camp with these guys, on a Tuesday and Thursday morning, we have our sprint sessions. 

“That will be triangle runs, hill sprints, track work, there’s all different systems it could be. 

“Then you will do your second session in the afternoon, like a boxing session. Then Monday, Wednesday, Friday’s, it’s sparring. 

“But the hardest sessions in the gym are always running.” 

Flynn, who represented England as an amateur, trains in the same gym Anthony Joshua, 32, did when the heavyweight became world champion.

And the unbeaten Brit plans to go all the way, collecting the belts along the journey to world honours ahead of his return on May 7.

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He said: "That is my goal, I wouldn’t be boxing if I didn’t think I could do that, I’d be wasting my time.

“In the short future, I need to build up my experience, get my fights in and start looking at the titles, moving up the rankings.”

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