Marcel “The Chosen One” Braithwaite is a professional boxer coming from the Toxteth area of Liverpool. Being brothers with a close mate of the My Fresh Box CEO, it was no surprise that when our reputation grew across the city, Marcel approached us to become one of his main sponsors and also main nutrition providers. As the years went on, Marcel’s reputation in the boxing world grew and grew, and saw him take the leap to the professional ranks, where he knew he belonged. Hitting the Super Flyweight Division by storm, Marcel recorded a 7-0 streak in which he won all of his fights by points following them going the distance, but looked more than comfortable throughout them – seeing the results completely in his favour, with no one being able to argue about the eventual scorecards. Two fights later, and Marcel was preparing for a BBBofC English Super Fly Title match against Craig Derbyshire, at the Bonus Arena in Hull, Yorkshire. Marcel once again came out of this fight victorious via points, which saw a majority decision go in his favour, and he was crowned the national champion.
In more recent news, Marcel has signed for massive boxing management agency MTK (Mack The Knife). MTK boast some of the biggest names in boxing, such as the Billy Joe Saunders, Carl Frampton, Hughie Fury, Michael Conlan, fellow Scouser Rocky Fielding, as well as biggest of them all and WBC title holder, Tyson Fury. Following his good fortunes in the ring though, Marcel is a lot more down to earth than a lot of other professional athletes. In an interview with BritishBoxers, Marcel went into detail as to how to saw boxing and what he does it for,
“I always say your faith is your fortune and there have been times I have thought about walking away from the sport,” he said. “I nearly did in May, it was only because Wayne [my trainer] got me back in the gym and showed me how much the kids look up to me and stuff that I stuck with it. “I was just praying and praying that I would have a breakthrough and I got one win under my belt and then I won the English title, straight after that I was challenging for the British title, now I’m signed for MTK. So things can turn around just like that.” Emphasising the importance of being a role model, he added: “It’s the most important thing for me, it’s like my purpose in life. With me having struggled for years and having gotten into a lot of trouble as a kid, now I see a lot of the kids and they remind me of me when I was younger – so for me, it’s about showing them there is a better way and keeping them on track.”
This sort of attitude and mentality from Marcel is an excellent reason as to why we love working with him, as we share many philosophies with him. Here at My Fresh Box, we do what we do to try and help people reach their goals, as well as helping others’ who aren’t as fortunate, such as through or charity drives and donations. Partnering our meals up with Marcel’s never say die attitude, we’re sure he’s got a bright future within Boxing and there’s no reason he can’t go to the very top of his division.