Published: December 13, 2020 | Updated: December 14, 2020

What a knock-out! Podcast Labs teams up with boxing champion Chris for The Perfect Athlete

Podcast host and Commonwealth boxing champion Chris Billam-Smith with AFC Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Podcast Labs has teamed up with Commonwealth boxing champion Chris Billam-Smith for a series featuring top sportsmen and women.

The Westbourne-based podcast production and marketing agency is producing, marketing and sponsoring The Perfect Athlete.

The series uncovers the fitness habits of professional athletes which enable them to fulfil every one to two per cent of performance of their body’s potential.

Guests include BDO world champion, Scott Mitchell; AFC Bournemouth’s Junior Stanislas and global #2 polo champion, Hazel Jackson-Gaona.

Much of Chris’ winning mindset is laid bare in the podcast series which promises to peel back the curtain on some of the more unusual practices of his guests.

They include Scott Mitchell’s ideal alcohol intake for a darts game and Hazel Jackson-Gaona’s selfless devotion to take better care of her polo horses than of herself.

Chris, who has adopted the ring name The Gentleman, has been described as the hottest prospect to come out of Bournemouth since the 1940s and the golden age of Freddie Mills.

With a career record of 11-1 from 12 fights since his professional debut in 2017, he shows no signs of slowing up, striving to achieve his peak potential.

The idea of harnessing every small improvement is a concept that forms the foundation for every conversation on ‘The Perfect Athlete.

Chris with Hazel Jackson-Gaona.

And with his eyes set on a coveted world championship belt, Chris believes in his ability to maximise his potential as a formidable fighter.

He said: “I want to be a world champion.

“There are stages to that, so the goal is to win a British title, European title, and keep progressing from there.

“I had an idea to start the podcast but wasn’t sure I had the time for it, but with the help of everyone at Podcast Labs it’s been great.

“I’m so excited to speak to a load of professionals and experts to find out what makes a perfect athlete in each sport.”

Andy James, Podcast Labs’ Managing Director, said: “We are delighted to be working with local legend and sporting champion in Chris Billam-Smith.

“The podcast promises to be really intriguing, especially with such a variety of guests.

BDO world champion darts player Scott Mitchell.

“Expect to hear a real breadth of experiences from a range of sporting disciplines.

“The guests Chris has brought in so far have all had such insightful approaches to how they acquired their knowledge, methods and experience.”

The Perfect Athlete podcast is available now to stream at https://perfectathletepodcast.com/ as well as all major podcast streaming platforms.