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60 second interview: Alfie Price

Alfie Price
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Paul Wheeler talks to Alfie Price, a man who envies golfers

When and why you started boxing:

I started boxing at about six years old because my two older brothers [Danny and Alan Price] were in the sport already. Before I’d even started they were national champions and England reps.

Favourite all-time fighter:

Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns, Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are all up there for me.

Best fight you’ve seen:

I have a few favourites, but Graham Earl against Michael Katsidis probably tops the list. I remember watching it on TV.

Personal career highlight:

Winning seven national titles [pictured] and representing my country as an amateur. Joining Team GB was a massive achievement, too.

Sam Maxwell vs Alfie Price
Alfie Price boxes in the GB championships Chris Bevan/GB Boxing

Toughest opponent:

In the amateurs, I twice boxed 2016 Olympic silver medallist Lorenzo Sotomayor – great fighter. In the pros, Rhys Saunders was crazy tough [w pts 6 – December 2018].

Best and worst attributes as a boxer:

I have very quick hands, so I can get a lot of combos off. My weakness is that I like to get involved in a firefight sometimes. I should just stick to my boxing, but I lose my head a bit.

Training tip:

It can be tough, but if you keep your head down and train hard then you’ll achieve your goals.

Favourite meal/restaurant:

I love a Nando’s. It’s always my first meal after a weigh-in.

Best friends in boxing:

My best friends are my team and the people I have in camp with me. The lads you see in the gym everyday become like family to you.

Other sportsman you would like to be:

Definitely a golfer. It’s an absolute no-brainer! You can travel the world, play golf in the sun and get paid for it.

Last film/TV show you saw:

Rocky III. It’s a great movie. Whenever I watch the Rocky films they really motivate me and give me a buzz to be a fighter.

Who would play you in a film of your life:

Tom Hardy because he’s a great actor.

Have you ever been starstruck:

I haven’t been yet. Who knows, it could happen one day!

Last time you cried:

The day my daughter was born.

Best advice received:

If you keep your head down and stick to your goals then you’ll get to the top.

Worst rumour about yourself:

I haven’t heard any to be fair. Not yet anyway!

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