Get to know…Charlie Shane

Published On Thursday, September 1, 2016By British Boxing News

BBN throw a series of quickfire questions at super-middleweight Charlie Shane

Name: Charlie Shane

Record: (6-0)

Weight: Super-middleweight

Born: Chatham, Kent

Residence: Chatham, Kent

DOB: 09/04/1991

Nickname? “The Animal.”

Favourite all-time boxer? “Joe Calzaghe.”

Favourite current boxer? “Guillermo Rigondeaux.”

Favourite fight? “Hagler v Hearns.”

Boxing clubs? “Brompton, Golden Gloves, St. Mary’s, Johnny Armour’s, Kent Gloves.”

Amateur honours? “I had about 30 amateur fights and I done alright, really; only lost about five. My style never really suited the amateurs. I was a Haringey Box Cup semi-finalist.” 

Biggest achievement in boxing? “Probably turning over to the professional ranks, everything else I did was always to build up to that moment. Winning the British Challenge belt is up there as well.”

Toughest ever opponent? “Someone called Cain who I fought in the unlicensed, he was a don’t get hit, elusive type of boxer and didn’t suit my style. I beat him but only by the skin of my teeth.”

Goals in boxing? “British title, that’s my goal I’ve got to hit, and then, from there, you get your next goal.”

Retirement age? “I’m not even thinking about retiring ever, it’s the last thing on mind! I'm just living in the moment and enjoying it.”

Best friends in boxing? “Slick Evans and Johnny Armour are both close friends that I've known for a while and give me good advice, and everyone down at Kent Gloves.”

Boxing style? “I’d say I’m more of a boxer-puncher.”

Ring walk song? “It’s normally 2Pac, but in my last fight it was AC DC.”

Pre-fight rituals? “I don’t know if I have any. I'm a bit superstitious but not that superstitious!”

Favourite brand of gloves? “Reyes.”

Best venue? “Alexandra Palace.”

Favourite football team? “Liverpool FC.”

Other sports? “I’m into fishing as well.” 

Favourite holiday destination? “Barcelona.”

Favourite TV programme? “Peaky Blinders.”

Favourite film? “Castaway.”

What actor would play you in a film of your life? “Brad Pitt.”

Favourite music? “Oasis and Indie Rock type music.”

Favourite food? “Italian.”

Post-fight treats? “A big fat steak with onion rings, the lot!”

Favourite brands? “I like to wear Ralph Lauren Polo a lot.”

Favourite superhero? “If I’m honest I don’t really have one; I used to like Spider-man as a kid.”

Phobias? “None.”

Motto? “I always try to think that I’m the underdog in training to spur me on, always.”

Next fight? “October 6 in Maidstone against Bryn Wain.”

What fight do you want to see happen this year? “Alvarez v Golovkin III.”

If you could fight anyone, past or present, who would it be? “That’s a tough question, probably Arturo Gatti or someone like that for an all-out war because every fight he ever had is remembered forever.”

Tell us something that not many people know about you? “I’m an artist, I like to paint and I'm good at art and drawing.”

Social Media? Facebook Page

Charlie Shane in his last fight against Geraint Goodridge on February 24, 2018