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Chi Uni old boy’s fighting fit

A former Chichester University boxing champion is trying to keep people fighting fit during the coronavirus pandemic.


Lloyd Ellett claimed the British and English Universities title during his time at Bishop Otter College and then went on to have a successful pro career including a challenge for the WBO European welterweight belt.


Ellett uprooted to Mallorca two years ago with a record of 20 wins and three defeats after growing disillusioned with the politics in the fight game.


He has built up a business as a boxing-based personal training instructor utilising his degree in Sport and Science Exercise gained at Chichester.


Ellett is now putting those skills to good use during lockdown on the Balearic Island with people tuning into his live Instagram posts each morning for a daily workout.


Ellett said: “It’s a boxing bodyweight fitness workout lasting 20 to 25 minutes.


“Gyms are shut so it is helping people stay healthy and positive, which is important right now.”


Ellett reacted quickly when the island started moving closer to a lockdown and then the restrictions were brought in more than a week ago.


He said: “It went from nothing with coronavirus in China and Italy and then bang it was here.


“On the Wednesday, I decided to stop doing padwork with people and then on the Friday cancelled all my clients.


“On the Saturday, the authorities announced they were putting the restrictions in from the Monday. It was two weeks initially and now they’ve announced an extra two weeks.


“I’m trying to do it all the way through – but it’s getting quite tiring now!”

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