Kane Cantell

Kane Cantell reflects on his pro debut ahead of second contest

Published On Wednesday, May 1, 2019By Tim Rickson
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EXCLUSIVE: Undefeated Kane 'Chopper' Cantell talks to BBN

Unbeaten lightweight Kane Cantell (1-0) took time out from his busy schedule to talk to BBN ahead of his second professional bout.

The Millwall FC fan, who won titles in the white collar scene in Kent, defeated Andy 'Thunder' Harris (3-66-1) on his pro bow in March at the York Hall.

The 22-year-old from Richmond won all four rounds against the experienced journeyman from Gloucester and next takes to the ring on June 29 against debutant Neil Rawlinson from Skelmersdale.

Here's what 'Chopper' had to say:


What did you learn from your pro debut?

“I know that I could’ve done a lot more in my first fight but I made sure I done enough to get the win and that’s all that counts.”


How did your opponent in the pro ranks differ to the opponents you have fought in the unlicensed / white collar scene?

“I like the way Andy [Harris] looked so calm throughout the whole fight. Even when I caught him early, he took a step back and stayed controlled. In White Collar, usually if I caught someone clean they would either clinch or try to trade and that can cost you.”


Now you’re in your second professional training camp, what tweaks, if any, have you made in your preparations?

“There are always tweaks to be made, no matter how many fights you have, but me and my trainer Sean Earles know what my strengths are and what we can work on.”


Can fight fans expect to see anything different in your next performance?

“Most definitely! I won’t give too much away but I can promise I’ll be busier as I know what to expect now.”


Your opponent, Neil Rawlinson, is a debutant, do you know anything about him?

“Only his name and a few video clips on YouTube. Also, I know he has a kickboxing background so I’ll be preparing for that.”


Where would you like to be in your career by the end of 2019?

“It’s a bit early to be calling people out or looking for big fights but I just need to keep winning and I have 100% trust in my team and manager Steve Goodwin, so whatever they decide is best, that’s what we will do.”


Are there any pro boxers out there at the moment that are inspiring you?

“One of my favourite fighters at the moment is Ted Cheeseman. His style is incredible and although he is coming off a loss, I’m sure he will bounce back. Also, Josh Kelly – the man is untouchable!”


'Chopper's' fight will be on the undercard of the Sean Robinson vs John Brennan Southern Area super-welterweight championship clash.

For tickets, visit BOS Boxing