About Billy Schwer

Billy Schwer is a former British, Commonwealth, European & World Boxing Champion who is now a personal performance coach.

Billy is a reflective and engaging speaker who demonstrates honesty and intelligence through his Mental Boxing training programme. Billy believes that to produce world-class results in all areas our lives require a balance of mental, physical and nutritional fitness.

Billy is Certified Master Practitioner of NLP (ABNLP), Certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy, a Certified Master Practitioner of Hypnosis and Certified master NLP coach.

Billy spent 20 years at the top of his field in arguably the most gruelling and demanding sport there is – Boxing.  During his professional career, he won British, Commonwealth, European and IBO World Boxing Titles.

With over 23 years’ worth of boxing experience and 10 years of studying Ontology (the study of the art and science of being), Billy believes that Boxing is a great metaphor for life. His experiences in the world of personal growth and change has helped him come to the idea of Mental Boxing.

Billy is one of the most consistently brilliant fighters Britain has ever seen, with his sharp skills, courage, determination and grace in the ring he has attracted a huge fan base. His engaging personality and ready wit made him a favourite amongst other boxers, promoters, and the media.

Using the lessons he learnt during his time in pursuit of the world championship, his life experiences after retirement from professional boxing, his principles of freedom, love joy and happiness, his utter conviction that anything is possible, Billy has built a successful business as an Inspirational & Motivational Speaker and Performance Coach for Mental Boxing.

Actively involved in many Charities since 1991, Billy finds a great deal of fulfilment in positively contributing to the community and peoples’ lives.

Billy's Story

“Billy is an exceptional speaker, he speaks from his heart. His passion is so real, his willpower so strong, and his mindfulness so good, that he is quite simply a man to be with”

Soren Hesner

NSA Nordic

Professional Boxing 1990-2001

International Boxing Organisation Light

Welterweight World Champion

European Lightweight Champion

Commonwealth Lightweight Champion

British Lightweight Champion


Amateur Boxing

1980-1990 National School Boy Champion 1982; 1983 Represented England from 1988+


Media Coverage

Profiles and Interviews throughout career

Media Work

Sky Guest Commentator and pundit 1997-2004

BBC Guest Commentator and pundit 1998-2002

Radio 4 Guest speaker

Between Ourselves’ 2006

The Observer Magazine feature article

The Sun Newspaper feature article

The Mirror feature article

The Times feature article


Seconds Out

Mean Machine (extra work)
Calcium Kid (extra work)