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Scott Bros, the Teesside-based recycling company, has given its backing to boxer Michael Webster who is about to turn professional.

Michael, 25, from South Bank is aiming to fulfil his ambition of becoming a professional boxer after 13 years as an amateur where he won a number of titles and medals.

As a ten-time winner of the North East area Title, Michael is also a national cruiserweight champion and recently won bronze medal in the Elite championships (ABA’s) in the Final. His achievements have led to him being selected for the Great Britain squad.

Having most recently boxed in the amateur heavyweight division, Michael is aiming to enter the professional sport as a cruiserweight. He is using the Hall Close gym, which is now South Bank abc’s new home, on Ormesby Bank, Middlesbrough as his training base as he prepares for the next stage of his career.

Securing sponsorship is an essential part of Michael’s professional boxing ambitions to support his training, but also his young family, which includes his 8-year-old son, Harley.

Scott Bros is sponsoring Michael’s car with insurance, which is provided by Teesside-based Henderson Insurance Brokers. The car is essential to Michael as he regularly travels to competitions as well as training sessions.

Peter Scott, Transport Manager at Scott Bros, said: “Scott Bros has a strong traditional of supporting local sport and talented individuals. Michael is an impressive boxer who has worked hard on the amateur circuit and is ready to take the next step by becoming a professional. We are proud to give our backing to Michael and look forward to following on his future professional career.”

Michael Webster said: “I am really grateful to Scott Bros. Generating sponsorship is really important to ensure I can compete professionally, but it can be as tough as any opponent I have faced in the ring. The help I get from friends, family and local businesses like Scott Bros is so valuable to me and I hope I can continue to do them proud when I step through the ropes as a professional boxer.”

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