James Argent shows off his boxing skills in the gym after 13st weight loss

He recently unveiled his impressive weight loss after undergoing life-saving gastric sleeve surgery.

And James Argent has hinted his next goal could be a boxing match as he took to Instagram to share a clip throwing punches in the gym on Thursday.

The former TOWIE star, 34, who has lost a staggering 13 stone, shared the video sparring with trainor Tom McDonnell, who also offered a glimpse of James’ jaw-dropping transformation by posting a clip of him before undergoing the surgery.

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Fit and healthy: James Argent, 34, has hinted his next goal could be a boxing match as he took to Instagram to share a clip throwing punches in the gym on Thursday

In the videos filmed in Essex Fighting Academy, James can be seen throwing punches while being instructed by Tom.

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The reality star hints in a later clip that he could be preparing for his next big challenge, a real fight in the ring.

He wrote over one clip: ‘Boxing match this year? Could be another goal for me! Wo should I fight?’

Wow! The former TOWIE star shared the video sparring with trainor Tom McDonnell, who also gave insight into his transformation by posting a clip filmed before his 13 stone weight loss

Punch it out! In the videos filmed in Essex Fighting Academy, James can be seen throwing punches while being instructed by Tom

Keep going! The reality star hints in a later clip that he could be preparing for his next big challenge, a real fight in the ring

After the pair posed for an picture next to the ring itself, trainer Tom showed how far James has come in his weight loss journey, by posting a snap and video taken before his surgery.

Writing the caption: ‘It’s crazy what a year can do…’ the video showed Arg in a black tracksuit showing even then he could throw a punch.

It comes after James revealed he’s hoping to ‘bulk up’ and regain half a stone after doctors became concerned with the speed of his weight loss.

Wow! After posing for an picture next to the ring (left) trainer Tom showed how far James has come in his weight loss journey, posting a snap and video taken before his surgery (right)

In an interview with The Mirror, the television personality said his surgeon had predicted him to reach his weight goal 15st 7lb, within 18 months. 

Now weighing 14.5stone just nine months after surgery, Arg said he is having to go for regular blood tests to ensure he is getting the nutrients he needs.  

He said: ‘I’ve lost a little bit more than what I wanted to, so I want to get more toned, bulk up a little bit and maybe even put on half a stone.’ 

The TV star also spoke of how his battle with weight prior to the surgery and how his love of food soon turned into an addiction. 

Goals: It comes after James revealed he’s hoping to ‘bulk up’ and regain half a stone after doctors became concerned with the speed of his weight loss

Arg piled on weight during lockdown as he turned to binge eating after battling a cocaine addiction, but he’s now swapped greasy fast food for fish and chicken salads, while nuts and bananas are his go-to snacks.

Speaking on Loose Women on Tuesday, Arg spoke of his eating disorder in a investigative segment.

He said: ‘I’ve been suffering with a binge eating disorder for over half of my life and although people might think that condition is quite rare, more people actually suffer from binge eating disorders than what they do from anorexia and bulimia.’ 

During the VT, James spoke to his mum, Patricia, and asked: ‘When did you notice there was something not right with me?’ 

Worry: Now weighing 14.5stone just nine months after surgery, Arg said he is having to go for regular blood tests to ensure he is getting the nutrients he needs

She replied: ‘Lockdown is when it started to creep up on you. You seemed to be putting on weight every week and I noticed you weren’t moving as much as you could have been, and you just didn’t seem happy in yourself.’  

James, went on to explain he was ‘so image conscious’, and said: ‘I hated the way I looked. I would wait until it was dark to leave the house. I think a massive, massive turning point for me was when you came into my room and I was lying there. 

‘It was during the day and I was just so tired, so uncomfortable, I was so depressed, I didn’t feel like getting out of bed. You came in and you just really cried. I remember you saying, ‘I don’t recognise my son’.’

Looking downwards, Patricia said: ‘I do remember that day, James.’

Before and after: Arg was told he was putting his health at risk before having gastric sleeve surgery last year (pictured before left)