I DO what everyone else does. I get up and go to work five days a week to pay my bills. It’s just that at weekends I get punched in the face.
I had 40 odd amateur bouts. I won the Yorkshire title a few times and got to the semi-finals of the Novice championships, but really, I was only an average club fighter, nothing very special.
I turned pro when I was 19, making my debut nine days after my birthday, and I wanted to be a champion. I turned over with Dennis Hobson and I remember telling him: “Get me a belt.”