Tonight at the Gywnfi Miners Hall, BoxingWales‘ Ciaran Gibbons hosted a preview premiere of his documentary ‘The Fight Game’ which follows local boy Aled Cook on his journey to his professional debut. Cook began boxing at Gwynfi ABC and he would go on to win four British and five Welsh titles while amassing a record of 45 wins from 50 bouts, Cook represented Wales internationally in 20 of those bouts. John Radmore had guided Cook since he first began boxing and the documentary begins as Radmore hands over the reigns to Team Clev with Nathan Cleverly managing and Vince Cleverly coaching. It was the Cleverly connection which provided the documentary with it’s key focus, August 17th – the date where Cook would make his debut at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. The behind the scenes pre and post-fight footage reveals a remarkable relaxed Cook who posses an ear-to-ear smile that didn’t leave his face all night. Gibbons said, “I’m really happy that the people of Gwynfi are the first to see this. The majority of people here know Aled personally and they have an extra interest in seeing Aled’s training on the first step of his journey. “The documentary was well received tonight because people were able to see that Aled is just like any ordinary person from Gwynfi, he just has an extraordinary talent and hopefully more people will be able to see that when the documentary gets some more profile. We should have news on more screenings soon.” The documentary includes interviews with some of the biggest names in British boxing, including Ricky Hatton and Chris Eubank who give expert insight in to ‘The Fight Game’ and the mental fortitude that boxers must prepare for when entering the harsh business world of professional boxing and the demanding physical endurance that it requires. The entry fee was donated to the Gwynfi Miners Hall maintenance costs to ensure it’s security at the heart of the local community.

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