BBN pay a visit to the country's capital to meet with exciting young welterweight debutant, Kian Thomas.
After a stellar amateur career winning over 80% of his bouts and collecting a few titles along the way, Camden boxer, Thomas is making his pro bow this weekend in his hometown on Mickey Helliet's talent-packed show titled '50 Shades of Hellraiser'.
Thomas has four rounds against the game Danny Donchev to get through on April 18th but something tells us that this plucky Londoner is going to be just fine...definitely one to watch...
What made you want to start boxing?
“Well, I’ve always loved boxing, my dad and family members have been big fans of the sport so it was something that I grew up around.”
Who was your boxing hero growing up and why?
“My boxing hero was Mike Tyson, his style and the atmosphere he brought was second to none.”
How old were you when you had your first fight and how did you do?
“Well, I started off doing kickboxing at nine but I had my first amateur fight at 14 which I won by third round knockout.”smile emoticon
How well did you do in the amateurs?
“In the amateurs, I had 30 fights and I won 26 of them so I’ve had a pretty good amateur career. I managed to pick up three tournament gold medals (two of them at Haringey Box Cup). Also, won a national title in 2013.”
What made you decide to turn pro?
“I decided to turn pro for many reasons but it has always been about turning pro for me, amateurs for me has been just a stepping stone.”
What team do you have around you?
“I have a great team around me, in my coach CJ Hussein and my stable mate Alan Higgins who is making a good name for himself.”
What sort of fighting style do you have?
“I like to see myself as a boxer-puncher, I like to pick my shots and also sometimes counter, I can do it all! Haha!”
What ambitions do you have for your pro career?
“I want to go all the way in my pro career, first I want to stay active and get good experience behind me so I can then go on to winning titles from domestic and upwards.”
When is your first fight and who will be there in support?
“My first fight is Saturday the 18th of April in Camden Centre, Kings Cross. I'm looking to have a big number out there with me to support me and cheer me on as I start my journey.”
Any message for the fans?
“Quick thank you to all those that have supported me, please continue, it's really appreciated.”
For tickets to the debut fight please call: 07860 247270
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