Outside the Ring: Sam Hadfield

An interview with Sam Hadfield, by Jill Diamond

“Be careful who you meet on the Internet! You just never know. That may be, but then how would’ve I been able to reach over mountains, under oceans and across continents to discover a protagonist like Sam Hadfield? I live in New York and he, as you’ll learn, is very much a citizen of the UK. Whenever people knock sites like Facebook, I think about people like Sam, and how good thoughts and deeds stretch thousands of miles, inspiring and resonating where needed. If I never meet another Sam Hadfield, I’ll remember him, and die smiling.”
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Sam Hadfield“Not everyone in this community is a boxer, a trainer or a promoter; some people are like Sam. They simply love the sport and use it to embrace others like themselves. These are some of the purest enthusiasts. They don’t dream of Belts, or Money or PPV, they practice and perfect the art of boxing, and keep it as a hallowed tool to empower other’s lives; in Sam’s case, many others. Some of his students were thought of as desperate, until he showed them mitts, gloves and hope. To me, and the people Sam helps, he is one of the truest Champions of our sport. And to Sam, each one of his students is a contender, but instead of winning a world title, they win a place in the world. From all of us Sam… Ta!”

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