Boxing: Stefy Bull to step away from training his fighters

Stefy Bull
Stefy Bull

Stefy Bull is to hang up his trainer’s mitts to focus on managing and promoting his stable of fighters.

Bull has juggled all three roles for the last five years but feels now is the time to ease off on training.

“I just can’t do it all any more and combine it with my family life,” he said. “It’s not possible.

“I’ve just turned 40 and it’s too much so I won’t be taking on any more fighters in a training capacity.

“It’s come at the ideal time because Ray Doyle who’s been training fighters with me for the last few years, I think he’s become one of the best young trainers in the country.

“And there’s others too. Josh Wale has got a quality amateur set up and he’s going to make an excellent trainer as well. So I know the fighters will be in good hands.

“I can then concentrate on negotiating opportunities for them and putting on cracking shows.

“I’ve lived and breathed boxing all my life but there’s a time when you’ve got to make the sensible choice and take a step back.”

Bull’s decision comes on the heels of incredible success for his stable.

Barnsley fighter Josh Wale achieved his lifelong dream of becoming British champion when he beat Jamie Wilson on Bull’s brilliant show at The Dome last weekend.

Wale’s triumph was followed up by Lee Appleyard winning the English lightweight title.

Robbie Barrett is the reigning British lightweight champion, Jason Cunningham holds the Commonwealth featherweight crown.

Bull said: “It’s all gone incredibly well recently.

“But I look back over what I’ve done as a trainer, with Jamie McDonnell winning that first world title.

“I’ve won the lot as a trainer so I can look back happy.

“Now it’s time to concentrate on the other stuff and helping fighters to titles in different ways.”