Boxers | Issue | Premium | Oct 11 2019

60 second interview: Nick Ball

Paul Wheeler talks to plasterer-turned-pugilist Nick Ball
Nick Ball

When and why you started boxing:
I started Thai boxing when my dad took me to the gym at the age of about six. I did that until I was 14 and won lots of belts. Then I went into amateur boxing and had 25 fights, winning 23 and boxing for England a few times. I won the CYPs, the Junior ABAs and the Tri-Nations.

Favourite all-time fighter:
Mike Tyson because I just love his style and I’ve always watched him.

Best fight you’ve seen:
The Gervonta Davis-Jose Pedraza fight.