By Kaitlyn Clark
Bradley “The Truth” Wilcox is a 22 year-old, professional boxer from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Wilcox trains out of his family-owned gym, Steeltown Boxing Club, alongside his brothers Steven, Jessie, Spencer, and Sheldon. In fact, it was his two older brothers, Steven and Jessie, who led him into competitive boxing when he was 9 years old. In his 13-year amateur boxing career, Brad racked up 135 bouts, 4 Canadian Titles, Gold at the 2010 Ringside World Championship, and he participated in 2011 Canada Games.
Now, having recently turned professional and winning his debut bout on June 30, 2017, STING Sports Canada is proud to introduce Brad Wilcox as our newest Athlete Ambassador. We are excited to support Brad on his journey to the top of the pro rankings, and in his quest to become a World Champion.
Name: Bradley (Brad) Wayne Wilcox
Weight:130 – 135lbs
Date of birth and age: November 17, 1994 (22 years old)
Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Manager: Mark Erwin, erWIN Sports Management
Promoter: Three Lions Promotions
Keys to success: It all starts with proper nutrition. I also try to surround myself with supportive family and gym partners. From grade 7 until grade 12, I was also in the Hamilton Sport Academy which allowed me to train very hard every day from a young age.
What would be your ultimate achievement?Winning a Youth Title and one day becoming a World Champion. I also look forward to having a big family of my own one day.
How do you set your goals? Once I put my mind to something I will do everything I can and put maximum effort into achieving that goal.
What is your biggest challenge, and what do you do to manage this challenge?My biggest challenge is being patient and waiting for the right opportunities to present themselves. Right now the financial challenges of travelling to train, paying for supplements, and affording proper boxing equipment, is also a challenge that I face.
What is your diet like during a training camp and just during regular training? Once again, I am always taking my USANA supplements and shakes throughout training but especially close to a fight.
What was the best advice you were ever given? As long as you go in the ring and give it all you’ve got, there is nothing else you can do.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? My older brothers, my dad, and my mom never stop supporting me and they inspire me to be the best that I can be.
A lot of boxers indulge in cheat meals after a fight. Do you? If so, what is it? I always have a craving for a good, home-made burger.
What is a hobby/skill/interest you have (outside of boxing and sport) that most people wouldn’t know about you? I am a huge collector in any boxing or hockey memorabilia, as well as coins. I also like to go fishing.
Brad’s next bout is scheduled for August 19 th at the Powerade Centre in Brampton, and then Oct 28 when Three Lions Promotions hosts a card at the Hamilton Convention Centre
Remember to keep checking back at STING Sports Canada to remain up-to-date on Brad Wilcox’s progress as well as upcoming fight schedules and results.
Welcome to the STING Sports Family Brad!
About the Author
Kaitlyn Clark is a 24 year old, amateur boxer, federal government employee with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, avid juggler, and professional wrestling geek. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and a Minor in French Linguistics from Carleton University; but her real passion is analyzing and writing about Olympic style boxing. You can check her and her cats out on Instagram and Twitter.
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Close your eyes and allow yourself to take a trip back in time. The year: 1988; you’re listening to Rick Astley’s hit “Never Gonna Give Up” on your Discman, or perhaps watching the series premier of the hit TV show Roseanne, or you were tuned in watching Lennox Lewis win Gold for Canada at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea – a feat which Canadian boxers wouldn’t come close to again for more than 30 years, and counting.