Gardner "Bud" Lakin
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- Retired Maine heavyweight amateur boxing champion (1952-1954) 13-2-0 (6 KO) and professional boxer (1954-1961) 12-1-0 (7 KO) who was born in 1937 and raised by his grandmother in Portland, ME. Bud was trained during most of his boxing career at the Portland Boxing Club.
- Bud also did some of his boxing training in Massachusetts at the former New Garden Gym in Boston with such greats as Tony DeMarco, former Welterweight Champion of the World; Joe DeNucci, former World Class Middleweight boxer; Paul Pender, former Middleweight Champion of the World, and numerous other amateur and professional boxers.
- Bud is a licensed and certified Trainer/Corner Man by United States Amateur Boxing and has been a Licensed Manager, Trainer and Corner Man (Second) by the Massachusetts State Boxing Commission (Professional).
- Trainer of numerous men, women, and children of all ages; beginners, amateurs, and professionals who is highly recognized as one of the most respected boxing instructors, trainers, managers, corner men, and matchmakers in New England and beyond.
- An extraordinary instructor who includes focus, conditioning, leverage, balance, and coordination, along with mechanics and speed to instill confidence and bring out the very best in all students, regardless of age, size or ability.
- Trainer of champions:
- Mike Weisberg, Amateur Cruiserweight/Light Heavyweight Champion - 2003 Rocky Marciano Tournament of Champions and 2004 Southern New England Golden Gloves
- Steve Jaeger, Amateur Heavyweight Champion - 2004 Southern New England Golden Gloves
- Shota Tchigladze, Amateur Cruiserweight Champion - 2001 Southern New England Golden Gloves
- Tim Flamos, 2001 Mass and New England Professional Cruiserweight champion
- Najee Shaheed, Heavyweight who fought Top 10 World Class fighters and numerous other Amateur and Professional boxers
- Highly sought-after advisor and counselor to numerous amateur and professional boxers, trainers, and managers.
- Experienced Trainer/Corner Man - in the ring for over 100 amateur and professional fights.
- Former Assistant to Tony and Pat Petronelli, Managers of Marvelous Marvin Hagler, former Middleweight Champion of the World.
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