SADIQ THE MODEL PRO
Super Middleweight boxer Umar Top Boxer Sadiq is fast making a name for himself both inside and outside of the ring.
In 2017 the Top Boxer swapped calculators and spread sheets when he left his highly paid accountancy job in London to turn professional signing a long term promotional contract with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren.
The Nigerian born fighter that moved to London when he was 12, also works as a model rubbing shoulders with the likes of David Beckham and playing Anthony Joshua’s double in high profile TV ads.
His love for boxing begun when he took part in a boxercise session organised by former Welterweight Tony Cesay in a local community centre at the age of 16.
Sadiq quickly became a feared opponent on the amateur scene being crowned a two time Haringey Boxcup Champion, English Champion, triple Northeast London Champion and Nigerian Champion.
His amateur dream was to represent Nigeria at the Olympic Games and that almost become reality when he made the final qualifiers as part of the Nigerian 2016 Olympic Team.
However having dominated his Russian opponent the judges shock decision left his dream in tatters.
Outside of the ring the Top Boxer is leading the way in how a professional athlete engages with sports fans and the wider general public. Since turning professional Sadiq has consistently produced fun and insightful video content believing that the onus falls on his own shoulders to actively promote himself and boxing.
In 2018 the “Top Boxer Vlog” was launched on YouTube which is an unfiltered series of videos that documents the lifestyle of a boxer that is rapidly rising through the professional ranks.