Get to know Ben Day ahead of his Southern Area super-lightweight title fight with Ryan Taylor on December 5th at London's historic York Hall.
The London boutique gym owner - Ringtone Boxing Gym - took up boxing later in life and turned professional after just two white collar fights!
Turning back the clocks, Devon-born 'Benjamin Button', now aged 37 is fighting for the prestigious Southern Area strap against an opponent 10 years his junior for a title steeped in history, once owned by the likes of Lloyd Honeyghan.
“The Entertainer / Benjamin Button.”
Favourite current boxer?
Favourite all-time boxer?
“Naseem Hamed and Roy Jones Jr.”
“Roy Jones Jr. v James Toney.”
“Rooney’s Gym, Ringtone Boxing Gym, The Lansbury ABC, RJ’s.”
Biggest achievement in boxing?
“Turning pro with no amateur experience and now in line for my second title fight.”
Goals in boxing?
“When the time’s right.”
“Everyone that’s played a part from day 1 in chronological order: John Rooney, Mick Collier, Scott Borthwick, Mickey Helliet, Mark Rahaman, Paul Rees, Alec Wilkey, Greg White, Rod Julian, the list just goes on and it wouldn’t have been possible without everyone’s help.”
Ring walk song?
“Inspirational music, 'I'm Not Afraid' by Eminem.”
Favourite brand of gloves?
Toughest ever opponent?
“York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.”
Favourite football team?
“Running, football, judo, all sports.”
Best friends in boxing?
“The Goodwins, the Wilkeys, everyone at RJ’s Gym.”
Favourite holiday destination?
Favourite TV programme?
“Breaking Bad and Narcos.”
“Gladiator, Troy and Chopper.”
“I break them!”
“Behind every misfortune is an opportunity and follow your dreams.”
at York Hall, Bethnal Green.”
What fight do you want to see happen this year?
“Me against Ryan Taylor, winning the Southern Area title.”
If you could fight anyone, past or present, who would it be?
“Floyd Mayweather Jr. I would be like Emmanuel Augustus which was one of Floyd's hardest fights.”
Tell us something that not many people know about you?
“I’ve got a parrot called Paulie and I love him.”
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Watch Ben Day's previous fight here: