When and why you started boxing:
I started boxing when I was nine years old. I initially did it just to lose weight and get fit for football. I come from a big footballing family.
Favourite all-time fighter:
Gennady Golovkin is my favourite fighter. I love everything about his style of fighting.
Best fight you’ve seen:
Jamie Conlan vs Anthony Nelson was a crazy fight.
Personal career highlight:
My proudest achievement so far was being the Irish team captain at the 2016 Youth World Championships in St Petersburg, Russia.
I boxed an Armenian fighter, Gurgen Madoyan, in two European quarter-finals – the Schoolboys in 2012 and the Youths in 2016. Both were very tough fights and we won one each.
Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
I’d say that my best attribute is my engine. My worst is that I can be complacent with my defence at times.
Make the sacrifices in the gym and it’ll all be worth it on fight night.
I like to get the Bentley 50/50 – steak and chicken – from the Bentley Bar in Derry.
Best friends in boxing:
My best friends in the sport are all of the lads that I train with every day.
Other sportsperson you would like to be:
I’d be Sébastien Ogier because he’s a seven-time World Rally champion.
Last film/TV show you saw:
I recently watched Run on Netflix. It’s a very good film.
Who would play you in a film of your life:
It’d have to be the main man, Gerard Butler.
Have you ever been starstruck:
I felt starstruck when I met “Irish” Micky Ward on a boxing trip in Boston a few years back.
Last time you cried:
It was probably when Steven Gerrard slipped against Chelsea – bad memories for any Liverpool fan!
Best advice received:
Everything happens for a reason.
Worst rumour about yourself:
That I’m angry. The lads in the gym call me Mr. Angry to wind me up, but it’s all a lie!
Something not many people know about you:
I’m a big motorsport fan.