With its first marquee event scheduled for March 26th at the Rivermead Leisure Complex Reading, Platinum Boxing Promotions aims to provide the platform for talented local boxers to showcase their skills.
Better known for frequenting the football pitch than the boardroom, Bartley has amassed over 230 appearances in a 10 year career which has seen him represent Bournemouth, Burnley, Leyton Orient and currently Scottish Championship side Hibernian. Bartley see’s the venture as not only a viable business product but also a community engagement project which will help to give some of Reading’s youth a pathway toward a better life.
Bartley comments, “Anybody familiar with my background will know that every success I’ve had in football has come from hard work, dedication and a steely determination to succeed. I plan to take this same attitude and commitment into this business venture. But aside from that, I take me social responsibilities seriously and see this as a way to engage with the local community. Its often said that boxing provides great discipline, so if this venture enables me to help some kids change their lives for the better then that would be a great reward for me personally.”
Platinum Boxing Promotions, Owner Bartley has already leveraged his sporting connections to help market the organisation via social media. Firstly, providing tickets for the recent Scottish League Cup semi-final for competition winners and soon to be providing opportunities for fans to win Anthony Joshua signed gloves. Fans should follow the Twitter account @dothebartman1 and check out the website [insert website link] for more information and promotional giveaways.
Bartley Continues, “I’m quite lucky that though my sporting connections im able to get great giveaway prizes for any fans that are interested in coming to my events. Moreover, I’m able to provide a great spotlight for any fighters that sign up to my promotional company. As well as that, through my partners USANA and ELITIAST I’m able to give my fighters the nutritional advice and boxing equipment they need to succeed.”
Bartley concludes, “I have visited a number of the gyms in Reading and seen just how dedicated and hardworking a lot of these guys are. All they need is for someone to give them the opportunity to fight locally in front of their home supporters, luckily im in a position to make this a reality. It’s quite funny actually as when I played for Leyton Orient I was able to pick the brains of Matchroom Boxing’s Chairman Barry Hearn, who just so happened to be affiliated with the club. I’ll take those nuggets of information and use them to mould my organisation into a successful one.”