Boxing for Earlsfield many times Sid became a coach at the early age of 19, eventually becoming head coach with Lenny Jackson Junior soon after Jackson Senior died 20 years ago. Since taking the reigns Sid has never looked back. Once a small club outsized by the likes of Battersea in the South West he has helped make Earlsfield grow into one of the major clubs in London. In fact you’d be hard pressed to find a coach in the country who hasn’t heard of Earlsfield ABC.
Although he’s been around for so many years Sid still believes he is learning; ‘As
a coach you’re learning all the time. There are things that change, like the size of gloves, the introduction of head guards, scoring…! You need to adapt to these things.’ One thing that hasn’t changed however is Sid’s philosophy on how to box. 'The Baics' play a key role in the training of his boxers. A firm believer in straight punching, Earlsfield boxers are all expected to know how to throw a good jab and straight and are also expected to develop and maintain a high level of fitness. This of course is after they learn how to defend.