When and why you started boxing:
I was 17 when I started. I’d played football and rugby to a decent standard, but I wanted to do something on my own where I didn’t rely on other people, so I gave boxing a go.
Favourite all-time fighter:
Thomas Hearns because of his style and especially his lairy streak.
Best fight you’ve seen:
The first Diego Corrales-Jose Luis Castillo fight in May 2005.
Personal career highlight:
Fighting at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium in September last year.
My opponent at the King Power, Raimonds Sniedze [w pts 4]. He took my best shots and just kept coming at me.
Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
My best is my fitness and my worst is my lack of experience.
Keep your hands up.
I like going for a steak at Miller & Carter Steakhouse.
Best friends in boxing:
My manager and trainer, Carl Greaves, plus all of my gym-mates at Carl Greaves Boxing Academy in Newark.
Other sportsman you would like to be:
Usain Bolt. To be the fastest man on the planet would be really cool.
Last film/TV show you saw:
The Karl Pilkington TV show, An Idiot Abroad. I fell asleep watching it.
Who would play you in a film of your life:
Snoop Dogg because he’s a bit of a joker but serious at the same time.
Have you ever been starstruck:
I don’t think I have.
Last time you cried:
After my first loss as an amateur. It was about four years ago against Ezra Taylor. I was gutted as I’d always thought I was going to beat everybody.
Best advice received:
Believe in yourself. When you believe in yourself, you can push yourself on further than if you don’t believe in yourself.
Worst rumour about yourself:
I’ve not heard anything.
Something not many people know about you:
When I was about 10 or 11, I got to the Flintshire County Championship finals in chess. Flintshire was where I grew up. I don’t know how I did so well as I’m not even that good at chess!