EPIC extend Nathan Quarless' sponsorship deal

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EPIC Risk Management is delighted to extend its sponsorship deal with Merseyside-born boxer Nathan Quarless.

The globally leading gambling harm minimisation consultancy is proud to have sponsored the extremely talented and undefeated professional cruiserweight for the last two years and looks forward to supporting Nathan in his upcoming fights and future career.

The 26-year-old fights out of Tommy Smith's pro stable within Old Swan ABC and follows in the footsteps of his uncle Noel Quarless who enjoyed a nine-year professional heavyweight career, ending in 1990.

Nathan has an incredible 8-0 pro record and looks to continue this run in his next battle against opponent Steve Collins Jr on Friday 26th November.

Despite Nathan’s career success and sporting achievements, life outside of boxing has been quite the challenge due to the height of suffering he endured with a devastating gambling addiction.

Beginning at just 19 years of age, his addiction eventually reached a very damaging, crisis point. This was addressed in 2017 but Nathan sadly relapsed just one year later.

Nathan sought help from the Beacon Counselling Trust, a north west wide charity providing support in problematic gambling who have supported him in his recovery journey. Since finding recovery, he has been able to flourish in his career.

Today, Nathan strives to help others facing similar battles using his own lived experience story of gambling harm and addiction to educate and inspire.

EPIC spoke to Nathan about his story and how he formed a relationship with Founder and CEO of EPIC Risk Management, Paul Buck, with the undefeated star explaining:

“About two years ago now, I was working with Beacon on the launch of the Gambling Harms North West Alliance. Paul was doing a speech, and I did one on my struggles and read a poem as well.

"We didn’t end up networking on the day, but afterward, Paul got in touch with me through Twitter to tell me how much I’d inspired him and how he’d like to meet up. He ended up sponsoring me in the boxing and we have become good friends from that day on!”

Talking about why EPIC have extended their backing of the rising star, Paul Buck commented:

"Nathan is a fantastic role model of recovery - a great advocate for positive recovery.

"After suffering his own issues with gambling, he has used his talent in boxing amongst other things such as his new venture in supporting others in his recovery. He was also a very positive advocate when we recently launched our new EPIC Pro Sport Advisory Board, bringing together key players from the pro sport, eSports, and gambling ecosystem to try and minimise the ongoing risk of harm that people like Nathan have experienced in the past.

"We are delighted to extend our relationship with Nathan and can't wait to enjoy the journey with him as his professional career goes from strength to strength."

EPIC Risk Management is founded in lived experience - this will always be the underpinning foundation of all the organisation’s work. This unique approach plays a vital role in understanding how to prevent gambling harm.

The organisation is investing in the community and empowering young athletes embarking on their professional careers to strive for their dreams without the distractions of gaming and gambling-related harm.