When and why you started boxing:
I started boxing at 15. I was drawn to it because my father and brother used to box.
Favourite all-time fighter:
Muhammad Ali. He wasn’t only a great fighter but he was also a great person who always stood up for his beliefs.
Best fight you’ve seen:
Ali vs George Foreman. Ali was a huge underdog but fought a smart fight and won by KO to become world champion once again after some difficult times.
Personal career highlight:
Fighting as a pro in my hometown of Sundsvall in Sweden for the first time in April 2017. Performing in front of my friends, family and hometown fans was a great experience.
Tyson Fury has been my toughest opponent so far [l ud 12 – September 2019]. He’s a good fighter and a world champion for a reason.
Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
My best attribute is that I’m always trying to develop. As for my flaws, I want to keep them to myself!
No matter what you do, you have to be consistent to become good at it. It takes time and effort to master anything.
My favourite meal is a good steak with fries and Bearnaise sauce.
Best friends in boxing:
My trainers, Joey Gamache and Rune Fog Brix, and my managers, Zach Levin and David Berlin.
Other sportsperson you would like to be:
My childhood idols were the ice hockey player, Peter Forsberg, and the soccer player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Last film/TV show you saw:
I’ve recently discovered an American show called Survivor that I’m becoming obsessed with.
Who would play you in a film of your life:
Have you ever been starstruck:
Yes, when I went to see Mike Tyson make a speech when I was living in Copenhagen in Denmark.
Last time you cried:
On my birthday in November when my girlfriend gave me a big framed picture of my late dad and me.
Best advice received:
Always give it your all.
Worst rumour about yourself:
I don’t know. Ask around and dig something up!
Something not many people know about you:
I love playing golf. Unfortunately I don’t have enough time to play much, but one day I’ll be a real threat!