Top Cat Media is delighted to be able to sponsor some home grown Bournemouth talent and have today formed a partnership with Christopher Billam-Smith / twitter – @ChrisBillam as the sportsman’s official media partner.
Chris is an amateur boxer awaiting his 3rd and final assessment for the Great Britain boxing squad and is aiming for the Commonwealth Games 2018.
In 2016 Chris was fortunate enough to spar regularly with British Super Middleweight World Title challenger Georges Groves, and former Cruiser-weight and Heavyweight World Champion David Haye, to help them prepare for their professional fights. He spent a week working under their coach Shane McGuigan, son of former world champion Barry McGuigan and training alongside Two-weight World Champion Carl Frampton during his World Title fight camp. George, David, Shane and Barry all spoke very highly of Chris, and gave great feedback to help him progress further.
Chris’s previous accomplishments consist of being National Novice Class B Champion, reaching the England Boxing Elite Championship finals in 2 different weight categories. Off the back of his performance in these championships, the Great Britain squad’s coaching team have invited him to assessments, and he has recently represented, and won a fight, for England.
Chris was also invited by GB performance director Rob McCracken to spar Olympic boxer Lawrence Okolie and later fought for the England Boxing English Title Series Heavyweight Belt.
Chris then stepped in to the ring on September 18th 2016 and came out victorious, (with the belt), in this fight of the night contest, against former six times national champion Ryan Hatton from the Midlands.
A great demonstration of his ability, tenacity and dedication – despite not being 100% fit!
Chris is currently looking for new potential sponsors. If you would like to work with this inspiring local talent on this incredible journey please enquire within.
His hard work and dedication to not only improving himself, but others as well, is something that should be recognised locally.
We are delighted to be able to support Chris with all things media & PR and we look forward to working with him as his career progresses moving forward.