Nick Webb

Get to know… Nick Webb

Published On Friday, October 16, 2015By Tim Rickson
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The latest Get to know... edition features hard-hitting heavyweight prospect Nick Webb

BBN throw 40 quickfire questions at Nick Webb:

Name: Nick Webb

Record: 12-1

Weight: Heavyweight

Born: Chertsey, Surrey

Residence: Chertsey, Surrey

DOB: 23/09/1987

Nickname? “Wild Webb the Lion.”

Favourite current boxer? “Floyd Mayweather Jr.”

Favourite all-time boxer? “Muhammed Ali and Lennox Lewis.”

Favourite fight? “Muhammed Ali v Cleveland Williams.”

Amateur clubs? “Woking ABC.”

Amateur honours?
Under 10’s Novice ABA’s Finalist 2011
Under 20’s Novice ABA’s Winner 2012
ABA Elite Finalist 2013
ABA Elite Semi-finalist 2014

Goals in boxing? “Want to fight for a World title.”

Retirement age? “I want to be boxing for about five years.”

Team? “Scott Welch is my manager, John Evans from Guildford City Gym is my trainer, a Marine called Matt Etherington runs with me every morning and takes me for strength and conditioning sessions three times a week, Mervin Turner is my cut-man, sponsors are Westlab; Time4Nutrition; Physiques Training; Windisor Classics Ltd; The Shore Group; Dudman Group and PR manager Tim Rickson

Boxing style? “Aggressive, forward-coming, pressure fighter. I stand orthodox. As an amateur, I was often boxing on the back-foot.”

Ring walk song? “A lion roaring to start with then ‘I can Hear Your Heartbeat’ by 50 Cent.”

Favourite type gloves? “At the moment I like to hit the bag and pads with Ringcraft Pro 10.”

Toughest ever opponent? “Joe Joyce. He’s just relentless and can take a hell of a shot.”

Best venue? “Wembley Arena. That was my second fight and I stopped him in the first round with a body shot.”

Favourite football team? “Chelsea FC.”

Other sports? “I used to throw discus and shotput and went international with that.”

Best friends in boxing? “I’d say my manager, Scott Welch, and Grant Ely, a middleweight that I train with.”

Favourite holiday destination? “For a relaxing holiday the best place I’ve been to is the Caribbean.”

Favourite TV programme? “Ballers with The Rock.”

Favourite film? “Troy or Gladiator.”

Favourite actor? “Denzel Washington.”

Favourite book? “Comic books.”

Favourite song? “Will Smith – Boom! Shake the Room.”

Favourite food? “Chinese.”

Favourite gadget? “iPhone.”

Favourite brands? “Jordans trainers.”

Favourite superhero? “Batman and The Hulk.”

Phobias? “I’m afraid of unstable heights.”

Motto? “No shortcuts, you’ve got to want it. Be the alpha male.”

Next fight? “September 29 at Bracknell Leisure Centre for my 14th pro fight.”

What fight do you want to see happen this year? “Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua.”

If you could fight anyone, past or present, who would it be? “Wladimir Klitschko.”

Tell us something that not many people know about you? “I’m a big super-hero fan!”

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