The 28-year-old middleweight from Warrington, trained by Matthew Hatton, shares his strict boxing diet schedule that has allowed him to drop down in weight divisions.
“I always try and start off with protein in the morning. I’ll eat little and often – high protein, low carbs, in order to get the weight off.
It’s mostly eggs every morning but if it’s a big day of training then I’ll have a bit of carbs the night before and start the morning off with porridge to keep me going longer.”
“Depending what I’m doing, I’ll reduce carbs and have more veg to keep the weight down. I always try to keep meals small so as not to get stuffed.”
“Just the same as lunch for dinner, always making sure the food can do something for my body rather than just tasting good.”
“Snacks are important so I don’t get tempted to eat between meals. It helps to keep me strict. The protein shakes are for recovery, I have a shake after every session, so that’s normally twice a day.
“Sunday’s a day off so a bit like a cheat day. I get to relax a bit more on weekends, I still stick to the rules so don’t get carried away and try not to get full up on meals because it affects your training in the week if you get too carried away.”
Eat little and often
No eating one hour before training
Protein Shakes immediately after training
“I’m lucky to have a fantastic sponsor – Myles Smethurst from Eat Clean in Latchford.
Myles and Jenny Howard prepare all my meals for me and it keeps me fuelled for training and my weight down.
After Christmas, I plan to go down to light-middle because I have been doing well with my weight for a while.
After fights, I pig out for a week but then I get fed up with it all, feeling sluggish and tired, so I go back to eating clean again. My trainer Martin tells me to get it out of my system straight after fights, ready to go again.”