A lot of people talk about Lawrence Okolie’s amateur pedigree, but you must take confidence from your run in the unpaid ranks?
It was a long time since I boxed amateur so that’s probably why they forget but I was ABA champion, boxed for England. [Okolie] has done well, he’s got to the Olympics but I don’t think that’s because he’s anything special it’s just because of his sheer size. He’s awkward, rangy, can punch a little. I think we’re on an even scale as far as the amateur’s go but as a professional I think I’m miles in front.
You must take a lot of confidence from the fact you’re a lot more experienced as a pro?