Thomas Lee Stalker, aka ‘The Captain’ is an English professional boxer who competes at light welterweight. He represented Salisbury ABC and previously boxed for St. Aloysius ABC in the Huyton area of Liverpool. He started boxing at the age of 18 with his first fight at 19 years old. At the age of 26, he was voted the Amateur Boxer of the Year by the Boxing Writer’s Club of Great Britain.
His first international tournament was at the 2008 European Union Amateur Boxing Championships in Poland wherein he won the gold medal for the Lightweight division beating Hungarian opponent Miklos Varga. Tom won the 2009 British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA) championships held in Liverpool beating Ryan Smith in the final. On November 2010, he competed in the inaugural GB Amateur Boxing Championships held at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. In that same year, he won the silver medal at the European Amateur Boxing Championships held in Moscow, beating Domenico Valentino and Artjoms Ramlavs. He was chosen as the captain of the Great Britain team at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and won against Josh Taylor.
The 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championship was his first major tournament since moving up to the 64kg light welterweight division in which he earned a silver medal, losing to Ireland’s Ray Moylette. He also won bronze at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Tom captained for GB Boxing team at the 2012 London Olympics. “I only started boxing when I was 19 and I couldn’t throw a punch for a year. Now, I’m going to the Olympic Games. It’s crazy. I’ve proved that if you dedicate your life to something and believe in yourself, your dreams can come true,” says Tom.
He made his professional debut on 23 February 2013 against journeyman Kristian Laight, winning all four rounds to claim a 40-36 victory. Then he proceeded to fight with Andrew Harris in his home city of Liverpool, scoring victory over unanimous points decision.
On April 2013, he took another win against Hungarian Gyorgy Mizsei in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. He has recorded a total of 12 wins throughout his professional career, the latest of which is his victorious fight against Chris Adaway on April 2017.