When and why you started boxing:
I started boxing when I was 10. I’d been doing kickboxing since I was about five. My cousin went to a local gym and I went to work on my punches and just fell in love with it. I went to Higherside ABC and quit kickboxing not long after that.

Favourite all-time fighter:
My favourite all-time fighter is Muhammad Ali. I used to grow up watching all his videos. I think the greatest boxer of all time is Ray Robinson, but my favourite is easily Muhammad Ali.

Best fight you’ve seen:
I’ve seen so many good ones, I’ll say Morales vs Barrera 1.

Personal career highlight:
The first time winning the ABAs in 2011. I realised how I’m good at this and the best in England. I was in Boxing News every time I fought and it was just amazing. Definitely winning the ABAs the first time.

Toughest opponent:
It’s got to be Lomachenko. That’s the only person where I’ve got in there and I don’t have a clue what to do. He’s just too many steps ahead of me.

Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
I’ve got a textbook one-two and I feel like I’m world class with it. I feel I’ve got a good mentality. As for my worst there’s a few but perhaps I don’t believe in myself as much as I should.

Training tip:
Be consistent, go every day, even if you don’t feel like it, get there, get training. I think that’s the key. Don’t miss sessions.

Favourite meal/restaurant:
I’d say it was the China Palace in Prescott. They do the best salt and pepper everything. That’s where I’ll be going after my fight anyway.

Best friends in boxing:
Sean McGoldrick, Ekow Essuman, Kody Davies and Ryan Vaughan.

Other sportsperson you would like to be:
There are so many easier sports than ours. Give me Usain Bolt, everyone still knows who he is.

Last film/TV show you saw:
Time, it was brilliant.

Who would play you in a film of your life:
Denzel Washington.

Have you ever been starstruck:
Maybe Usain Bolt in the Commonwealth Games. I got to see him there, that was amazing.

Last time you cried:
That Time show is quite sad. I can’t think, but I’m an emotional guy.

Best advice received:
George Vaughan told me it’s nice to be nice. It was something I related to.

Worst rumour about yourself:
Paul Walmsley round team GB used to say I was the tightest man on team GB. But I wasn’t. I was just poor!

Something not many people know about you:
I went to university, won the university boxing championships. I am a nerd. Good job I started boxing.