He hangs amongst the top boxers and UFC fighters in the world, but in San Pedro he loves to hang with the boys at The Rum House. This is where Ambergris Today bumped into Rob Radford, a certified USA-ABF coach, cornerman, referee and trainer. Rob was chilling with Saul sipping on some fresh brewed coffee and having a good time in San Pedro.
“This is where it’s all at; nothing more, nothing less,” commented Rob to Ambergris Today. He has fallen in love with San Pedro and one day plans to live on the island and even open a boxing training center for the youth, teenagers and adults. He is a very laid back and cool guy. We had the opportunity to chat for a while and sip some coffee at The Rum House, even sampled some tasty coffee, chocolate and cream rum!
“I have not turned on my cell phone for 14 days since I came here; I’m loving it,” Rob told us. He surely is taking in the island life and especially having a great time during the Carnaval celebrations. “I got painted by a couple of kids, it was fun.”
Rob Radford has been at the fight game for a long time and is now an established trainer in the boxing rich Cincinnati, OH. He has trained several well known boxers and entered the world of MMA via UFC Superstar and former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin. Rob now trains mixed-martial artists to help them improve their stand up/striking game. Take a look at some of the professional fighters that train with Rob: Rich Franklin, Jorge Gurgel, Dustin Hazelett, Josh Rafferty, Matt Brown, Matt Mitrione, Roger Bowling and Matt Hamill.