Celtic super-featherweight title contender Monty Ogilvie spoke exclusively to BBN ahead of his first ever professional title fight on October 5 in his Paisley stomping ground.
Get to know all about the undefeated 130-pounder here:
Name: Monty Ogilvie
Born: London, England
Residence: Killin, Scotland
Nickname? "Not got one."
Favourite all-time boxer? "Bernard Hopkins."
Favourite current boxer? "Vasyl Lomachenko."
Favourite fight? “Probably Jose Luis Castillo vs Diego Corrales [May 7, 2005 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas] or Miguel Cotto vs Ricardo Torres [September 24, 2005 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey].”
Boxing clubs? “Stirling ABC; 1314 Boxing Club; Sparta Boxing Club; Kilsyth Golden Gloves.”
Amateur honours? “Eastern District champion; Scottish University champion; British University champion. Also had a couple of international bouts.”
Biggest achievement in boxing? “It would be turning my amateur record around after losing my first 10 fights.”
Toughest ever opponent? “Joe Ducker.”
Goals in boxing? “One fight at a time. Super privileged to be where I am.”
Retirement age? “Not thinking about it at the moment, again, one fight at a time.”
Team: “John Heeny - my coach, and Sam Kynoch - my manager.
Boxing style? “I like a scrap a bit too much.”
Ring walk song? "You Can Leave Your Hat On by Tom Jones."
Pre-fight rituals? “I always bring my old amateur hand wraps in my bag for luck.”
Favourite brand of gloves? “Everlast for fights and Winning for sparring and training.”
Best venue? “Meadowbank is the best venue I’ve boxed in. I had my first two fights there in 2017.”
Best belt? “WBC green and gold belt.”
Favourite football team? “I don't support any football teams."
Other sports? "MMA really. I have admiration for gymnasts at the Olympics - beast athletes!"
Favourite holiday destination? "Greece."
Favourite TV programme? "Line of Duty is goo right now."
Favourite film? "Fight Club."
What actor would play you in a film of your life? "A young Robert De Niro."
Favourite music? "I love all the old-school rap."
Favourite food? "Has to be pizza."
Favourite restaurant? " Any Mexican restaurant."
Favourite brands? "Nike boots."
Favourite superhero? "Spiderman."
Phobias? "Bees, and the door been left wide open! I can't relax if I know the door is open."
Motto? “What’s the worst that could happen.”
Next fight? "My next fight is my first title fight in October 5 at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley for the vacant Celtic super-featherweight championship against unbeaten Nathaniel Collins (5-0).”
What fight do you want to see happen this year? "Would love to see Vasyl Lomachenko vs Manny Pacquiao, although it will never happen.”
If you could fight anyone, past or present, who would it be? “ He would chin me but it would gave to be Arturo Gatti.”
What is the best division to watch in boxing and why? "Welterweight. Always the best fighters in that division.”
What is most important to you in your career between money and glory? "Glory."
Where do you want to be in your career in exactly one year’s time from now? "Celtic champion.”
Tell us something that not many people know about you? "I lost my first 10 fights as a boxer.”
Facebook: Monty Ogilvie