GB Boxing Coach Bob Dillon shares his story with the BCB Part 2 #19

Bob Dillon, GB Boxing Coach joins the BCB and shares his incredible story Part 2 #19

Bob Dillon has coached people from, the hosts of this show themselves, to the Anthony Joshuas and Frankie Gavins of the boxing world. A respected man, not just because of his character and everything he stands for but also for his world class coaching. Bobs results speak for themselves, but to have someone who is held in such high esteem by all those who have encountered his presence, to share his story so openly was fascinating.

Hearing Bob, suffer and struggle to comprehend racism, to then struggling at school with speech impediment, Bobs journey through life is an story for the masses. Learning from his misfortunes and prospering from this luck (which he has strong feelings towards) Bob has found himself working with some of the most talented boxers this country has and may ever produce. Yet humble in his character, Bob always states: He is as famous as he wants to be, which resonated so true with many of us.

In the 2 part episode, Bob also discusses anxiety, panic attacks, fear along with racism, raising a disabled child, parenting, giving up everything for a dream and always staying true to who you are. A coach, a mentor, a friend for many. Bobs presence on this podcast is one of a true Black Country Bloke putting the Black Country on the map, on a global scale.

Key timestamps:

[06:40] Dealing with a childhoods illness

[07:30] Empathy & Understanding

[10:00] Panic Attacks, Fear & Negative Thoughts

[16:15] The bravest thing Bob has ever done

[28:30] Listening as a coach – Frankie Gavin

[34:00] The Real Anthony Joshua

[46:00] Cuban Boxing

[51:20] Simple, effective Boxing

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The group consists of the following guys:

Kev Dillon a head coach at the Lions Amateur Boxing club. Someone who has been boxing since the age of 3, but sadly lost his eyesight at a very young age leaving him with only 7% vision in his right eye. This is known as 3/60 vision. He has been a poster child for adversity, dealing with anxiety and depression for a lot of his life. However, he has never folded or let his circumstances stop him pursuing his goals. He is now a proud father, husband and respected coach helping 100s of boys, girls, men and women of all ages. Furthermore, Kev’s vision of the BCB podcast was to have a show exposing all the struggles and the victories that men go through, to let those listening know that they are not alone. Check his YouTube channel:

Aren Deu is a proud husband who hosts the sister podcast Find Your Voice which is an empowering self-help podcast, providing listeners with the tools to overcome their current, or past, circumstances and take control of their lives. This initially came about due to Aren struggling for over 20+ years with anxiety, causing him to miss opportunities, experiences and just suffer in silence. A similar vision to Kev and the other 2 hosts, Aren’s focus is on making people find their own happiness and fulfilment in the midst of a fast paced, social media driven society. An ex-social worker, project manager, personal trainer and now successful property investor Aren’s passions find in inspiring people to overcome their adversities and recognise that the only limits we hold are in our mind.

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Lee Cadman is a father to Lilly-May, Alfie and Calla-Rose. Calla-Rose has a life limiting disability and since her diagnosis Lee’s life has never been the same. He is a proud husband and considers himself your everyday working man with the hopes of improving the lives of his own family and others. Sadly depression and anxiety has taken its toll on Lee, on many occasions, but he has found true power and resolve in talking. Talking has become Lee’s medicine, and he always states that we should remember in our darkest moments you are not being buried you are being planted.

Craig Pinches is a writer, producer, performer and label owner. His background is rap, but if you explore the projects he’s been involved with and you quickly realise you can’t do justice to his versatility by simply calling him a rapper. He has a passion for music and expression through the written and spoken word that projects through his performances. His music is not only a passion but a vehicle that enables him to help people in need though either positive lyrics or by broadcasting areas of concern within humanity. Check his work at:

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