Boxers Issue Premium

Meet the prospect: Harry Woods

Harry Woods
Paul Wheeler talks to Harry Woods, a man who cherishes his England vest

When and why you started boxing:
I started at Kirkby ABC when I was 11. I went to the gym with a couple of mates because my grandad always had a big interest in boxing.

Favourite all-time fighter:
My favourites are Julio Cesar Chavez, Marvin Hagler and, from the recent era, Andre Ward.

Best fight you’ve seen:
Probably the first Diego Corrales-Jose Luis Castillo fight.

Personal career highlight:
Getting my England vest as an amateur. I wanted it as a junior but finally got it as a senior. I’d say that’s been my proudest achievement so far.

Toughest opponent:
Peter Mullenberg. He went to the 2016 Olympics. I boxed him at the Eindhoven Box Cup in 2017. I lost a close fight on points, but it was a good experience for me.

Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
My strengths are my jab and my ability to work on the inside. Back in the amateurs, I was always looking to immediately hit back whenever I got caught. I was too focused on just trying to hurt my opponent.

Training tip:
Work as hard as you can and put everything into it.

Favourite meal/restaurant:
There’s an Indian restaurant in Liverpool that I like called Mowgli.

Best friends in boxing:
Everyone at the Everton Red Triangle gym.

Other sportsman you would like to be:
I’d like to give MMA a go, though I might not be good at the grappling side of it!

Last film/TV show you saw:
[TV series] After Life.

Who would play you in a film of your life:
I’d pick Leonardo DiCaprio.

Have you ever been starstruck:
I don’t really get starstruck.

Last time you cried:
I’m not much of a crier, to be fair. Watching that After Life was quite emotional though.

Best advice received:
When I boxed Peter Mullenberg, I always remember one of my mates watching the fight, Luke Wilkinson, shouted out to me in the last round: ‘It’s only three minutes, H!’ That’s just always stuck in my head.

Something not many people know about you:
I’ve got a qualification in Business Analysis.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

  
This form collects your name, email and comment so that we can keep track of the comments placed on the website. Your name, as entered will appear on the site with your comment, your email will not be published. For more info about posting comments please see our terms of use and for info on why and how we process your data see our privacy policy.

Boxing news – Newsletter

Current Issue