His passion and commitment have already won him the coveted CYP (Clubs for Young People) UK British Champion welter weight title.
Now Jordan Reynolds, 17, of Farley Hill is hoping his dedication to the sport will take him to the top.
“I’m in love with boxing,” he grinned. “It’s my life.”
And while all his friends congregate in the pub on a Friday night, Jordan’s at the gym – training.
The former Barnfield South student is hoping to be a trusted member of Team GB at Rio in 2016.
“I’m taking it one step at a time,” he said. “And I’m enjoying every minute.”
The talented youngster, who started Thai boxing at the tender age of five, said he could have ended up hanging round the streets and doing the wrong thing.
But a stint of work experience at Graham Earl’s House of Champions changed his life and set him on the road to super stardom.
He sold his PlayStation to afford the train fare to West Ham where legendary coach Micky May took a shine to him. “I thought I was fit but I could hardly move after my first session there,” he said. “They’ve moulded me into what I am today. I’m the top lad now.” The aspiring young fighter has been sponsored by Pictons Solicitors and is looking forward to his next challenge – the Amateur Boxing Association championships in April.