Barristers & Boxing – Gladiators in an Alternative Arena – An Article by Guy Williamson
Guy Williamson is a former police officer and former ABA Super Heavyweight Champion turned barrister.
Called to the Bar in 2002 to further his career in the law, Guy now specialises in sports law. As a former regional ABA ABA Heavyweight and National Super Heavyweight Champion, two times Police Olympic Super Heavyweight gold medalist, Police and Fire World Games Super Heavyweight gold medalist and former Head Coach of the multiple medal winning British Boxing Team at the 1997 Police, Fire World Championships and recipient of the Queen’s Police Medal for “distinguished service” in the Queen’s 2004 Birthday Honours list, Guy is the perfect barrister to represent both amateur and professional boxers the world over. His deep knowledge and understanding of both the world of boxing and the world of law leave him ideally placed to advise and comment on boxing and related legal matters.
In this article Guy focuses on his experiences as a boxer and highlights a number of transferable skills from the world of boxing that he has taken into the Bar. The Bar is certainly not where one would expect to find former boxing Olympic and World Championship gold medalists, but it appears that there are a number of similarities between the two vocations.