Bodypunch Boxing Gym
The Hussein brothers first started boxing training in 1997 at the Bankstown PCYC. They were there for about five years and had a solid crew of around 30 amateur boxers training and fighting regularly.
They then moved to the “Team Fenech” Gym in Marrickville from 2002-2004 where Billy worked as assistant trainer to Jeff Fenech and as the head trainer of the gym.
The brothers opened their first gym at Hoxton Park/Liverpool in 2004-2005 before heading to Lidcombe in 2005 to open the first true incarnation of what is now Bodypunch Boxing Gym.
In 2008 Bodypunch Boxing Gym moved to Regents Park.
In early 2011 the gym relocated to its present location of Lakemba.
With 20 years experience training and assisting boxers nationally and internationally Billy Hussein is one of the most experienced boxing trainers in Australia.
Billy spent many years as the head trainer at the Team Fenech gym before moving on and opening up his own gym.
His appointment as head trainer of the ‘Blue” team on the Contender Australia Super Middleweight Series on Foxtel, opposite legendary trainer Johnny Lewis, speaks volumes about his skills and experience, and the respect he has attained among his peers and friends.
Billy has trained 3 professional world boxing champions via the Bodypunch Boxing Gym:
- Vic Darchinyan – IBF/IBO
- Erin Mcgowan – WBO
- Billy Dib – IBF
World champions and world title challangers that Billy trained whilst with Team Fenech:
Hussein Hussein, Nedal Hussein, Nader Hamdan, Danny Green, Vic Darchinyan, Daniel Geale, Sharon Anyos, Lovemore Ndou, Gary St Clair, Glen and Kevin Kelly, Shannan Taylor, Sakio Bika, Paul Briggs, Adam Watt, Arnel Baritello, Garth Woods, Justin Rowsell.
Billy has also trained 3 Olympians:
- Hussein Hussein – 1996 (Atlanta)
- Brad Hore – 2000 (Sydney)
- Anoush Nourian – 2004 (Athens)
Hussein Hussein is a former OPBF Flyweight title holder, and has also challenged for the WBC Flyweight title.
He was also a member of the 1996 Australian Olympic Team as a Flyweight.
“Hussy” is the Gym Manager at Bodypunch Boxing Gym and is constantly playing little tricks on his gym brothers, so when Hussy is around always be aware.
Nedal Hussein is a former Australian Bantam and Super Bantamweight champion.
He has also won IBF Pan Pacific Featherweight, Commonwealth Super Bantamweight and World Boxing Federation Featherweight and World Boxing Union Super Bantamweight world titles.
He also challenged for the WBC Super Bantamweight and WBO Featherweight titles.