By Chris Glover
Merseyside and Cheshire based Lee Siner and Josh Breeden have both signed long term management agreements with one of Britain’s most active managers, Kevin Maree.
Maree, who is the head of Maree boxing has been a mainstay in British and Irish Boxing for decades, having worked with multiple champions over the years whilst also running successful businesses away from the ring. After continued success with fighters such as highly-rated super middleweight Mark Heffron and cruiserweight Jack Massey, Maree opened his doors to a new wave of fighters, signing many quality talents in the Northern regions of England, whilst giving them a platform to showcase their skills.
Maree opened up about his recent expansion and some of his plans for the future. The Lancashire manager stated, “I’ve been in boxing a long time and I really want to give back to the game and develop some top talents who can really progress within the sport. I’ve had great success with the likes of Mark Heffron and I just felt it was the right time to expand and give fighters a real chance at developing their talent where they can make a good career for themselves in the ring.
“I’ve always worked closely with all the British and Irish promoters, and this is a continuing good relationship. Fighters need to be active however so I made the decision to start putting on shows of my own to keep the fighters busy. We’ve attracted some great talents such as English Champion Michael Ramabeletsa who won in title action on one of our shows, Michael Gomez Jnr who is building towards titles and many more top-class talents that you will know more about in the months and years to come.”
The North West based manager recently made contact with budding Cheshire based trainer Terry Spencer who was a decorated amateur in his own right prior to making the jump to coaching. Since their meeting, it has emerged that Maree will now guide undefeated super middleweight Josh Breeden and former amateur star, heavyweight Lee Siner.
Maree discussed his latest acquisitions and his link-up with Terry Spencer trained fighters. “Terry and I were put together through a mutual friend so I drove to his gym to see the boys training and I was very impressed with his setup and professional approach to the sport. I was able to look at Josh Breeden and Lee Siner and I am delighted to have agreed on deals to manage them both.
“Lee was a fantastic amateur and has boxed all over the world. He has a wealth of experience and he is hungry. This is something I felt being around Terry’s camp. All of the fighters and trainers alike are hungry to succeed. Lee has been successful as an amateur winning amateur honours domestically and internationally and I fully expect him to have similar success in the professional ranks.
“Josh Breeden is currently undefeated as a professional and is an exceptional talent. He really impressed me in the gym and was impressive on his debut alike. I’ve got big plans for Josh and I truly believe that he has all the tools to go as far as he wants in this business as he not only has talent and drive but a great team around him who will support him throughout his professional journey.”