Goodwin and new trainer Rod Julian aiming to take Ochieng back to the top
Former English Champion and British title challenger Erick “The Eagle” Ochieng becomes the latest to put his faith in Steve Goodwin to re-ingite his career back to British title level.
After winning the English title at Super-Welterweight and losing in a competitive fight with Liam Smith in September 2013, Ochieng was persuaded to drop down to Welterweight a move that he said was a massive mistake.
“I could never make Welterweight comfortably. I always struggled in the later rounds in that division and could not maintain a fast pace. I will now be competing solely back in the super-welterweight division.”
Ochieng who has not fought since May 2015 is delighted with his new team “I will be trained by Rod Julian at RJ’s Gym in Essex. Rod works alongside a nutrionist and strength conditioner. This will be a major asset to me.”
“It was an easy decision to approach Steve Goodwin to represent him as his manager. Fighters are flocking to him, he is re-building careers, creating title opportunities and has champions and potential champions everywhere. He will be a massive asset to me”.
Ochieng is preparing with trainer Julian to go out to work Kell Brook in his preparations for the GGG fight and that is something the Eagle is looking forward to.
Ochieng is aiming to make his debut under the Goodwin banner on 12th November as chief support to the Leon McKenzie v Jahmaine Smyle English title fight.
Ochieng concluded “The future is bright. The future is the Eagle.”