Moss Side Fire Station boxer is heading to the Paris 2024 Olympics

  • Patrick Brown qualifies for the 2024 Paris Olympics
  • Moss Side Fire Boxing Club
  • Team GB

Manchester-born, Patrick Brown punched his way to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The 24-year-old trains at Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club and is now a part of Team GB.

Brown began his boxing journey at the Sale West Amateur Boxing Club.

He won his place to Paris after defeating Poland’s Mateusz Bereznicki in a heavyweight pair-up.

Patrick Brown with his ticket to Paris. Credit: Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

Post fight, Patrick said: “I always believe in myself, and I work hard, and I still can’t believe I’ve done it – it’s unbelievable”.

He’s only been a part of training GB for 2 years and had hopes to be a part of the ’20 Olympics, before the pandemic hit.

He made it clear that his success is dedicated to his dad.

Whom owns Sale West ABC and has “supported each day” of his boxing career.

During conversation, Brown told NQ that boxing exposes “depth” of someones character and that:

“its an addiction, you can’t stop”.

Brown after qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Interview with Patrick Brown

During conversation with Patrick, he explained how he originally started boxing because he was a “hyperactive child” and could “release” all of his “energy” in the gym.

Before starting his boxing career, Patrick dedicated his time to rugby and football until he realised he has a true passion for boxing.

Going on to win two national titles at the three-nations boxing event.

Outside of the ring, Patrick enjoys walking his dogs and playing golf with his friends. But going to the Olypics has “always been a lifelong dream”.

He said “the build up to becoming an olympian is hard” but is excited to travel to America for his next training camp.

Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club

Born and raised in Sale, Patrick joined Moss Side Fire Station Boxing club in 2021, at the age of 20.

The club is owned by Nigel Travis who also works next door as a firefighter.

The club was set up in 2008 by three Moss Side firefighters who aimed to raise aspirations of the local youths.

The club says they “help develop the personal attributes of the young individuals within the community we serve to reflect the qualities and attributes we value as fire fighters”.

Dave Russel, who is the Chief of Greater Manchester’s Fire and Rescue service, dedicated a “special thanks” to Travis.

Russel also said Nigel “works tirelessly at the boxing club developing young people”. 

Russel also believes “Pat’s incredible achievement will inspire other young people for many years to come”.

The gym’s motto: Disciple, Respect, and Courage, aims to tackle common issues within youths.

The team believe that the club is a safe environment to prevent young people in Moss side from falling into the wrong crowd.