Derek

Derek

Biography

Derek “Sweet D" Williams was one of Britain's most talented heavyweight boxers. After a successful career that included winning the Commonwealth and European Heavyweight titles, Derek is now the Managing Director of Sweet D Fitness, motivational speaker and manager to some of Britain's brightest new boxing talent, including heavyweights A J Carter and Dominic Akinlade.

Q&A

How does Gymbox as a brand reflect your personality?

The Gymbox brand reflects my personality in a variety of ways, it has a colourful and lively atmosphere and I like the fact that they have set out to be the best in the industry.

What music style describes you?

I love reggae music, it describes me because it's cool, with the heavy bass and rhythmic sounds... yeah man, irie!

What is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure ... it's got to be ... mmm, ice cream.

What is your favourite thing about Gymbox?

One of my favourite things about Gymbox is that they are always looking to improve in various areas and they recognize what's needed for improvement. As a former heavyweight boxing champion, I've been appointed as the Boxing Ambassador and I'll ensure that the boxing sessions are second to none!

Who is your favourite rockstar (popstar/music artist)?

It's hard to select a favourite music artist, so as a reggae fan, I'll just say maximum respect to all reggae artists!

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