Name: Steve Bates (aka Padmansteve)
I live in Mold in North Wales where I train boxers, martial artists, and other athletes at all levels from beginner to professional. When I’m not coaching I enjoy watching UFC, movies, and listening to podcasts.
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How long have you been in the sport for?
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
Still doing what I love!
Who inspires you?
So many to mention, but Mayweather Snr, Roger Mayweather, and Adam Booth are big influences on my style of pad work.
What has been your proudest training achievement to date?
I had a client come to me for pad work, simply to improve his fitness. One year later he was a semi-pro Welsh champion.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to get in to boxing and martial arts?
Just go down to your local boxing club and enquire. Not everyone spars in the classes, so don’t worry if that’s not what you want to do.
What are your favourite and worst parts of the sport?
I love to watch people improve and do well.