Were you surprised to win the British Boxing Board of Control’s fighter of the year award?
I thought I was deserving of the award but I never thought I would get it due to the fighters that were in there in the mix as well [like Tony Bellew and Anthony Joshua]. There were some great fighters that were in there as well. To actually get the award was brilliant. It was a real nice achievement and a nice confidence booster. It’s nice to know that my hard work and my performances aren’t going unnoticed. People are now beginning to take notice of my talent, which I’ve been banging on about for years! Now people are starting to believe it.
It was such an honour to be given that award, given the past winners.