Champs camp: Trainer Tony Sims scores ten titles, enjoys successful 2018
Tony Sims has a great shout for Trainer of the Year in 2018 after winning a massive ten titles in a standout 2018.
Along with son Charlie, Tony has been a big part of taking Sims Sports to new heights.
Three main events and a world title fight secured for John Ryder at super-middleweight. Sims Sports have seen great progression by the likes of British champion Ted Cheeseman and Commonwealth ruler Joe Cordina.
Ricky Burns, Felix Cash and Conor Benn are among the star names to enjoy an undefeated year.
Speaking on the success, Charlie Sim told World Boxing News: “My dad has produced the goods. He’s rebuilt a stable and we’re looking at longevity with success.
“We’ve also signed amateur stars John Docherty and Charles Frankham and we are developing a great stable.
“It’s been a really great year, very consistent. We have had some great nights and 2019 looks to be promising.
“It’s taken a while to rebuild the stable, but I believe together, me and Tony have done a really great job.
“I see success for this stable over a long period of time. Tony especially has a great eye for talent.
“I believe that his consistency in training and matchmaking has been the key to success,” he added.
Benn is due back in action in the coming months, whilst Cheeseman could be set for a European title shot.
Burns is always on the cusp of a world title. And with Ryder certain for a crack at Callum Smith, the Sims’ are in for another big year.
Speaking to WBN recently, Ryder was looking forward to the prospect of fighting for a world title.
“I want to be involved in big fights now. I’m lucky that some of the biggest names in world boxing are now in the division I’m in.
“That’s what I’m in boxing for, it’s the big fights, the massive names like Golovkin or Canelo. Albeit they’ve got to get through the likes of Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding first who are taking on these massive names.”
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay