Eric is the Reigning Irish featherweight boxer, former five-time Irish amateur boxing champion and double European bronze medallist. Our connection with Eric is not just because of his position as an elite Irish athlete, but also due to his background story and the road he has taken to become the man and boxer that he is today. Eric is inspiring a generation and the telling of his story from the highs of 2010 and 2011, and the subsequent struggles he had following that, is one that is a key part of his role. His training abroad, plus the role that a return to education has had on his life has helped shape him, and he works hard in the communities around him to help inspire those around him. He has become a key role model for the youth of Ireland, not only from a sporting perspective, but also in how he dealt with the many obstacles life has thrown at him and how he has come out the other side not only stronger, but as someone who constantly strives to be the best version of himself and inspires others to do the same.
As part of his role as the BearingPoint Health and Well-Being Ambassador, Eric will work hand-in-hand with BearingPoint’s staff to underline the importance of a healthy lifestyle, especially during these challenging times. He will also deliver key learnings and tips for improving one’s physical and mental well-being from his experience as a professional athlete. We teamed up with Eric in early 2020 for boxercise classes as our employees were at home due to Covid. We then went on to sponsor him in his prime time Sky sports fight that took place last year before partnering with him for 2021 as our new ambassador. Eric is currently taking us through our paces with boxercise classes twice a week.