CAS is very proud to sponsor and support Mike Evans junior, 24 year old super middle weight boxer who will debut in his professional boxing career on Sunday 23rd September in York Hall, Bethnal Green.
Mike is the son of “Mighty Mike Evans” the former IBF World Heavy Weight champion from Chicago, Illinois.
Despite his famous father and his sporty, athletic build, Mike wasn’t always interested in boxing. He dabbled in sports and some training at his local gym as a teenager, but it was never an early childhood passion. Leaving school at 16 years old, Mike worked both as an electrician and a builder, “the pay was okay, but it never felt right for me.”
Then one life changing morning in 2006, Mike woke up with a passionate conviction – he wanted to be a professional boxer.
“It wasn’t something I thought, it was something I felt. It was like a massive fire burning inside and I felt a sense of urgency. That night I went straight to my local boxing club Brentwood Youth ABC and haven’t looked back since.”
Mike has gone from strength to strength since that life altering morning 4 years ago. As an amateur boxer he has won 16 fights out of 19, and has been chosen to box for England. Mike commented,
“Boxing for England was a huge priviledge for me and something I am very proud of.”
He has travelled to New York, Germany and Nigeria and even boxed (and beat) the legendary Brendan Fitzpatrick of Ireland.
Mike’s professional debut, on Sunday 23rd September is an exciting and pivotal moment in his boxing career. Under the guidance and training of his coach, Jamie Williams, Mike is confident that with the support from the people around him, he will achieve his dream of one day being a world champion.
“I know with the great support I have from the people around me and the amount of hard work and dedication I’m prepared to apply anything is possible. This is my dream and I’m not afraid to try and make it my reality. I want to say a big thank you to CAS Clarks for the sponsorship and getting behind me – helping me with training and equipment and letting me be able to give % 120 focus and commitment to my goal/dream. I hope I can do us all proud, either way I will always give it my best.”
CAS Clarks are extremely proud to be sponsoring Mike and we will be with him every step of the way on his incredible journey.
“You have to believe it to achieve it”, and we believe in you Mighty Mike – good luck for Sunday!