The Repton amateur from London makes his pro bow on December 1st at the historic York Hall in Bethnal Green.
What made you want to start boxing?
“I used to fight a lot and even got excluded from school for fighting.”
Who was your boxing hero growing up and why?
“Cassius Clay, because of his personality and style of boxing; not being hit is key. But my current boxers I watch closely would be Andre Ward and Terence Crawford.”
How old were you when you had your first fight and how did you do?
“I’m 24 now and had my first fight aged 12.”
How well did you do in the amateurs?
“I did fairly good. I boxed a lot of Team GB and ranked boxers. I competed in the CYP’s and even International tournaments abroad.”
What made you decide to turn pro?
“Turning pro was always my dream and I’m glad I’m doing it now, the timings right and I feel ready.”
What team do you have around you?
“I’m with Alec Wilkey at Lansbury ABC in Poplar. He’s a great coach, knows his stuff and got a stable full of talented boxers.”
Are you full-time as a pro?
“I’m not full-time as a pro, I have to work two jobs but I’m willing to do whatever it takes.”
What sort of fighting style do you have?
“Skillful boxing – the sweet science!”
What ambitions do you have for your pro career?
“Box my way up the ranks to a title and then go from there.”
When is your first fight and who will be there in support?
“Friday 1st December at York Hall in Bethnal Green on undercard of Matthews v Dennis English title fight. Got family, friends and gym mates there supporting me, so I’m ready!”