Ken Dalton started boxing at the age of 12 under the careful instruction of his mentor Gavan James. Max Pescuad a Melbourne based coach later retiring to the Gold Coast also guided Ken in his early years. Max mentored World Champion Barry Michael and many other TV ringside fighters in the 70’s. Max and Gavan, together, played an important role in instilling old school ethics and the “Art of Boxing” in Ken.It was ironic that Gavan’s Father and Max Pescuad met each other in the ring in their prime. Trainer’s of the caliber of Max and Gavan are few and far between and it is their influence that makes Ken the trainer he is today.
In 1998 Ken was fortunate enough and privileged to visit Catskills, New York where he trained under Kevin Rooney the former trainer of Mike Tyson. During 1999 he was asked by the Australian Institute of Sport to participate in an elite training program in the lead up to the 2000 Olympics.
By 2002 Ken chose to retire with a record of 65 fights, 53 Wins, 31 by TKO, from the amateur circuit to pursue a dream to become a Firefighter. His passion remained with Boxing and by 2006 just following the birth of his son and second child he decided his dream was to inspire and train people from all different walks of life. In particular he is passionate about training young fighters and was fortunate enough to assist in mentoring Paul Flemming who represented Australia at the 2008 Olympics. His aim overall is to promote a sense of accomplishment within his trainees and provide results… dream, believe, achieve.
In doing so he has established for himself a strong and undeniable reputation for a personal trainer who will achieve unbelievable results for anyone who is as committed. Ken’s passion for fitness and undying need to find new and innovative training methods whilst incorporating the techniques inspired by the boxing discipline will leave you motivated for more. Any individual who attends Ken’s training sessions is sure to increase their physical fitness and thus improve their overall health and well-being.Following are just some of Ken’s Accreditation’s and Achievements:
• Golden Gloves Light Heavy Weight 1998 1999 2000 2001
• Queensland Light Heavy Weight Gold Medalist 1998 1999 2000 2001
• Australian Light Heavy Weight Silver Medalist 1998 – beaten by Justin Crawford
• Oceania Silver Medalist 1998
• Arafura Games Gold Medalist 1999 2001
• Arafura Games Bronze Medalist 2003
• Police Games Gold Medalist 2003
• Olympic Games Selection 2000 – Danny Green was his opponent• Emergency Medical Technician (Cert IV)
• Advanced Resuscitation
• Certificate III Personal Trainer
• Certificate IV Personal Trainer
• Queensland Boxing Association Accredited Coach
• Member of Fitness Australia