Get to Know…Omari Grant

Published On Wednesday, October 11, 2017By British Boxing News

Name: Omari Grant

Record: 2-0

Weight: Super-lightweight

Born: Nottingham

Residence: Nottingham

DOB: 15/08/1989

Nickname? “The Praying Mantis.”

Favourite all-time boxer? “Marvin Hagler.”

Favourite current boxer? “Guillermo Rigondeaux.”

Favourite fight? “Marvin Hagler vs Thomas Hearns.”

Boxing clubs? “Team Seery Pro Boxing Club and Huthwaite Boxing club.”

Amateur honours? “15 amateur bouts and some white collar.”

Biggest achievement in boxing? “Turning professional.”


 

Toughest ever opponent? “Myself.”

Goals in boxing? “To get to the highest level I can.”

Retirement age? “When I start feeling old.”

Team? “Managed by Scott Calow and trained by Steve Seery.”


 

Boxing style? “Boxer-puncher.”

Ring walk song? “Kriptik Work.”

Pre-fight rituals? “None that I can think of.”

Favourite brand of gloves? “Grants.”

Best venue? “North Notts Arena in Worksop.”

Favourite football team? “Nottingham Forest.”

Other sports? “Tennis and basketball.”

Favourite holiday destination? “Martinique in the Caribbean.”

Favourite TV programme? “Porridge.”

Favourite film? “Malcom X.”


 

What actor would play you in a film of your life? “Denzil Washington.”

Favourite music? “Soul, but I like all types of music.”

Favourite food? “Curry.”

Favourite restaurant? “Bombay Nights.”

Favourite brands? “Mantis clothing.”

Favourite superhero? “The Mantis.”

Phobias? “Not being able to fight.”

Motto? “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Next fight? “My third pro bout is against Andy “Thunder” Harris on November 11th at North Notts Arena, Worksop.”


 

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

If you could fight anyone, past or present, who would it be? “Aaron Pryor.”

Tell us something that not many people know about you? “I love Star Trek.”

Twitter? @therealkriptik