get to know Bradley Strand

Get to Know… Bradley Strand

Published On Monday, October 21, 2019By Tim Rickson

Get to know Everton Red Triangle's super-bantamweight prospect Bradley Strand

22-year-old super-bantamweight prospect, Bradley Strand from Kirkby, had over 70 fights as an amateur, only losing around 15 of those, culminating in winning the Senior ABA Elites in 2018.

BBN visited the talent-packed Everton Red Triangle Gym in Liverpool to throw 40 quickfire questions at the amateur champion.

 

Name: Bradley Strand

Record: (2-0) 
W PTS 40-36 vs Nabil Ahmed (0-2) (Fight Report)
W RTD 2/4 vs Lee Stevens (Debut)

Weight: Super-bantamweight

Born: Liverpool

Residence: Liverpool

DOB: 04/03/1997

Nickname? “No, I don’t have one, you need earn your nickname, so might have a fight one day and get given one.”

Favourite all-time boxer? “I like Thomas Hearns for his right hand.”

Favourite current boxer? “Errol Spence Jr.”

Favourite fight? “Any of Canelo’s fights.”

Boxing clubs? “Kirkby ABC then moved to Everton Red Triangle.”

Amateur honours? “I won the Schoolboys Juniors, Schoolboys Seniors, won three Tri-Nations gold medals, the Haringey Box Cup, and the ABA Elites.”

Biggest achievement in boxing? “Winning the Senior ABA Elites in 2018.”

Toughest ever opponent? “Peter McGrail or Andrew Cain from my gym in sparring. All the toughest boxers I’ve shared the ring with are from my gym, Everton Red Triangle”

Goals in boxing? “I want to be a world champion.”

Retirement age? “It’s never crossed my mind.”

Team? “Paul Stevenson trains me, I do my own strength and conditioning at Peak Performance Gym; Frank is the cutman; my sparring partners are Andrew Cain and Nick Ball.”

Boxing style? “I like boxing at range, I’ve got a little bit of everything, I’m a bit of an all-rounder.”

Ring walk song? “I change it every time, normally just pick a rap song like Drake or something like that.”

Pre-fight rituals? “No, not really.”

Favourite brand of gloves? “Winnings.”

Best venue? “I fought in York Hall, so that’s probably the best, it was the Elite finals and I neat Liam Davies, from Telford, he’s 5-0 at the minute.”

Best belt? “WBC.”

Favourite football team? “Liverpool.”

Other sports? “Football and boxing.”

Favourite holiday destination? “Florida.”

Favourite TV programme? “Top Boy.”

Favourite film? “Pulp Fiction.”

What actor would play you in a film of your life? “Tom Cruise.”

Favourite music? “Rap.”

Favourite food? “I like Chinese food.”

Favourite restaurant? “Casa Italia in Liverpool.”

Favourite brands? “I like Nike.”

Favourite superhero? “Batman.”

Phobias? “I hate spiders.”

Motto? “It is what it is.”

Next fight? “Not until February next year.”

What fight do you want to see happen this year? “Gervonta Davies vs Vasyl Lomachenko.”

If you could fight anyone, past or present, who would it be? “Floyd Mayweather for the payday.”

What is the best division to watch in boxing and why? “I’d probably say middleweights. They’ve still got the fast shots and nice boxing style from the lighter weights, but also the power going up to the heavier weights.”

What is most important to you in your career between money and glory? “I’d like to come out with a bit of money, like! You wanna’ get paid for it don’t ya!”

Where do you want to be in your career in exactly one year’s time from now? “Hopefully, I’m about 5-0 or 6-0 and building my record, progressing and learning with every fight.”

Tell us something that not many people know about you? “I wear women’s deodorant! I like using the pink women’s Sure spray!”

Twitter? @bradstrand123