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Name: Les Sherrington
Alias: Lock N Load
Birthplace: Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Hometown: Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia
Height: 6′ 0″ / 183cm
Reach: 73″ / 185cm
I am a born and bred North Queensland boy growing up in and around Townsville, Mt Isa, Ayr, Home Hill, Guru and Cairns. Being a North Queenslander I played rugby league all up through my school boy days until when I was 16 I stepped foot into a boxing gym and once I put a pair of gloves on I fell in love with the sport and have never taken them off.
I had my first amateur fight when I was 18 and had 17 wins with only the one loss, winning the Queensland and Australian titles in both my years I was amateur. I then decided to move to the gold coast to turn professional and give it a go, well that didn’t work out the best as I lost my first pro fight and ended up having 7 fights with 4 wins and 3 losses.
After that I decided to move back to Townsville and give the game up and have some time away from the sport. After a year and a half I had a good think to myself of what I really wanted and I knew how much more I had to offer the sport of boxing.
I moved back to the gold coast and got myself a new trainer and had 7 fights for 6 wins with a Queensland and also Australian title in those wins, I then changed trainers again and had 19 fights with 17 wins winning and defending the Australian title 3 times winning WBF intercontinental title, PABA title 4 times and also the WBF world title 3 times. I then decided I needed a change so I decided to team up with the best boxing trainer in Australia Brendon Smith out in Toowoomba.
I now travel out to Toowoomba on a Monday lunchtime and train out there until after my Friday session which is usually about friday lunchtime and then drive back to the gold coast where I live with my family. It is very hard being away from my girls all week hike I am training but iris a complete training camp for me out there an I normally head up about 10-12 weeks before my big fights. It isn’t just hard on myself. It also my wife and daughter too but we have a very tight close family bond and we all make it work.
- WBF World Champion
- IBF Pan Pacific Champion
- WBO Asia Pacific Champion
- WBC Asian Boxing Council Champion