WHEN and why you started boxing:
I used to do MMA before I was into boxing. I went down to one of Niall Almond’s classes at the Almond Boxing Academy. I ended up doing more boxing than MMA training, so I turned over and just went on from there. I was about 21 years old when I started.
Favourite all-time fighter:
My favourite fighter in history is Mike Tyson. He used to just knock everyone out!
Best fight you’ve seen:
I’ve seen so many great fights over the years. I couldn’t think of just one.
Personal career highlight:
Winning the English super-flyweight title against Nathan Reeve [ud 10 – May 2019]. He had beaten me over four rounds in our first fight [in September 2017], so it was nice to rectify that loss on my record.
I’d probably say either Charlie Edwards [l rsf 4 – January 2015] or Sunny Edwards [l pts 4 – December 2016] – the two brothers.
Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
My biggest strength is my right hand. My weakness is that I go to war too much and make some fights harder than they need to be.
Make sure you get your early runs in out on the road. That’s really important for your fitness.
It’s got to be a pepperoni pizza from Pizza Range in Doncaster!
Best friends in boxing:
My trainer, Niall Almond.
Other sportsman you would like to be:
I like running, so I’d have to say Sir Mo Farah.
Last film/TV show you saw:
Gold Rush. It’s a reality TV show about gold-miners.
Who would play you in a film of your life:
Definitely Rocky himself, Sylvester Stallone.
Have you ever been starstruck:
I don’t think that I ever have been.
Last time you cried:
When my youngest daughter, Rosie, was born.
Best advice received:
Train hard, fight easy.
Worst rumour about yourself:
I’ve never heard any rumours about myself.
Something not many people know about you:
I’ve got four kids.
Height: 5ft 2ins
Record: 7-28-3 (2)
Titles: English super-flyweight / Central Area super-flyweight & bantamweight
Next fight: Derbyshire is in line to challenge old foe Marcel Braithwaite for the English super-flyweight title that he previously owned.