BBN visit the West Midlands to chat with top welterweight, Sid Bowater ahead of his debut next weekend on April 25th at Walsall Town Hall.
The tough debutant goes in against tricky Southpaw, Mick Mills from Kent for four rounds. Mills has a tendency to swing from nowhere so Sid will need to be on his game on his pro bow but the confidence that this 24-year-old oozes tells us that it's the away fighter that needs to be on his guard on the night.
The likeable Midlander tells us about boxing being a family affair, his younger brother, Des Bowater is already at 7-0 and British Masters Bronze super-featherweight champion. Here's what he had to say...
What made you want to start boxing?
“I started because I’ve always been a fighter so boxing always appealed to me, really. I come from a fighting family and it's a way to fight without getting into trouble!”
Who was your boxing hero growing up and why?
“My boxing hero is Bernard Hopkins. He is by far the best technical boxer there is, an absolute legend!”
How old were you when you had your first fight and how did you do?
“I was around 11 or 12-years-old when I had my first fight and I got off to a good start with a points win.”
How well did you do in the amateurs?
“Did fairly good, I won a couple of Midlands titles. I reached the nationals had a few controversial losses but that's boxing.”
What sort of fighting style do you have?
“My style is boxing clever to frustrate opponent but I can also fight if I want to get the KO!”
What ambitions do you have for your pro career?
“Well, hopefully I can go all the way to the top! I do believe in myself so let's see how it goes.”
When is your first fight and who will be there in support?
“My pro debut is the 25th April and mostly friends and family will be there to support me.”
Any message for the fans?
“Get your tickets fast, don't miss out because there’s gonna be fireworks!”
For tickets to th e debut fight please call: 07539 931806