Boxer enjoyed local competition


To the Editor:

I really enjoyed your articles in regards to the fights that took place recently. Brody Blair and his father worked hard to bring the best show they could to Pictou County.

It was a pleasure to fight in such a show, I hadn’t fought near Pictou since the amateur days. I have been training with Bridget Stevens and Jim Maloney along with the help of Aaron Kinch for the past couple months as many of my past fights I controlled my own camps and management, as I did for this fight as well. I am scheduled to fight on the May 19 card alongside Brody.

The last card November 25th of last year at Centre 200 was a great card and the promoters are stand-up business men to work with. I wanted to touch base and say thank you personally for the positive articles that help paint us hardworking athletes, trainers and fighters in a respectable light as many of us also work many jobs aside from our boxing. I, too, much like Brody, work full time aside from my boxing. I am a business owner and trainer in my own facility Real Deal Fitness. I train the former MLA, a couple of contractors, a good friend and sponsor as well as several seven-year-olds and a couple of 12-year-old young athletes, a few couples and two families.

Lastly, I have off and on worked with youth teams, dryland conditioning and sports specific conditioning primarily with the boys bantam hockey teams both youth up to high school level. A couple football teams and four private high school basketball teams as of summer last year. Suffice to say aside from my business I am active and busy.

I am also in stunts and acting with Actra Maritime. I have been in the union for seven years and continue to stay busy. I also work part time in Canada-wide credit in automotive finance allowing me to train abroad Canada whilst working my others jobs.

Kyle McNeil

Real Deal Fitness

Lawrencetown, NS