Dani was mentored in life and boxing in his early teenage years, by one of the best men in the business, the legendary Mick Carney at Fitzroy Lodge ABC in Lambeth. He competed for Fitzroy Lodge ABC for around 10 years and was rated in the top 10 in Great Britain over the years; before turning professional. As a professional, Dani remained unbeaten.
Dani says, "In life, like so many others I have always been my own worst enemy. As you become older you realise the gems of knowledge you were given, only to have been wasted on deaf ears. A young man thinks he knows everything, until life teaches you different.
Call it fate or destiny, the way Andy, myself and Del all became acquainted had to be more than chance. I knew from the first time we met, this was the place and people to share my time and aspirations with. I have been an active trainer, with London Military ABC for almost 2 years and the club is going from strength to strength. Corner2Corner was formed in 2020. The scope as a collective is immense, as we have a huge combined number of years experience. This also comes with a tremendous network of contacts throughout the sport of Boxing. I am excited for the future and what Corner2Corner will no doubt achieve in this sport."
Andy Haines MBE
Andy has been involved with Boxing for over 40 years. He was the British Army Germany Boxing Coach from 1998 to 2001.
In 2008 he formed London Military Boxing which has produced several ABA Champions in both male and female boxing, along with an Olympian and former two time World Champion.
Andy holds a Professional Trainer and Seconds license with the BBBOC and a PRO-AM licence with the England ABA.
He is currently one of three London ABA Regional Coaches and has held this position for the past 10 years. Andy is on the England Amateur Boxing Alliance Training Committee.
He is also the London ABA and England Amateur Boxing Alliance First Aid Instructor and teaches First Aid for the BBBOC. He also teaches all LEVEL 1 (Assistant Coach and Level 2 (Full Coach) courses for London ABA and Safeguarding.
Andy Haines was awarded the MBE for services to Boxing in 2017.
He has written several Schools Non-Contact Boxing publications.
He is also an Amateur OIC, Referee, Judge and Timekeeper.
Having started boxing as a junior for South Norwood & Victory Boxing Club, Del now has over 20 years of boxing experience behind him.
After competing as both a junior and senior Del became a qualified boxing coach in 2014. Since then he has attained his level 3 coaching qualification, a first aid instructor's qualification, is a safe guarding officer/ instructor and currently head coach at The London Military Boxing Club. He has worked with Andy Haines at The London Military Boxing Club since the club was formed and has been both a boxer and a coach for the club.
Del has trained multiple amateur National Champions and now along with Dani and Andy he is aiming to make Corner 2 Corner the exclusive home of professional champions, watch this space!