Mark Shergill, the chief executive officer of Focus Print Group, has taken his enjoyment of boxing to the next level and at the age of 54 has won the 2020 Australian Masters amateur boxing title in Queensland.
Shergill has long believed in the health benefits of boxing as a way to keep the mind and body fit and healthy and is also a big believer in it never being too late to learn new skills.
Having a boxing gym across the road from Focus Print Group’s site in Sydney aided his passion for the sport, and it didn’t take much encouragement from his trainer, Huas, to consider entering in some boxing competitions last year.
Shergill’s first two fights in 2019 did not go so well. He lost against more experienced fighters at the Adelaide Masters but in his third bout in Bathurst he defeated a 27-year-old and was buoyed by this outing.
After this win, he decided to enter the “Clash at Caloundra” Australian Masters title fight earlier this year, just as coronavirus restrictions were coming to the fore with the Queensland border soon to close.
It was in Caloundra that Shergill again tasted victory and brought home the Australian Masters amateur boxing belt which is displayed proudly in the front office at Focus Print Group.
Shergill says COVID-19 has definitely brought its challenges as questions continue to be asked about what the “new normal” will look like.
“Our office and production is much quieter and life has changed but it is important to not stress and focus on things you can’t do anything about,” Shergill says.
“With the things you can do, work on those.”
During these difficult times, Shergill has been working to gear production and the office administration up for the return of normality to the print business as well as keeping his fitness and boxing training going.
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