When and why you started boxing:
I first started boxing at 22 years old when I was expecting my daughter. She gave me the drive to want to do well to set her on the best path in life.
Favourite all-time fighter:
Tommy Hearns for his aggression and shot selection, and Floyd Mayweather for his ability to be very adaptable and smart in the ring.
Best fight you’ve seen:
I used to love watching Mike Tyson fights. You could feel the energy through the TV.
Personal career highlight:
Fighting on Amir Khan’s undercard in my hometown of Birmingham and also winning my first major professional title – the English light-heavyweight title.
Dec Spelman, who I’ve fought twice [w ud 3 – Nov 2018 & w ud 10 – Sep 2019].
Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
I’ll leave my strengths and weaknesses for the critics to speculate on. I just keep working in the gym to be the best all-round fighter I can be.
Always go hard. Boxing’s not here forever for any fighter, so it’s always important to give the best account of yourself in training and in fights.
It’s got to be Caribbean food. Jerk chicken and steamed fish with hard food and dumplings.
Best friends in boxing:
I’d class my gym-mates as my best friends, as we know each other really well.
Other sportsman you would like to be:
I’d only like to be Shakan Pitters.
Last film/TV show you saw:
The Michael Jordan documentary series on Netflix – The Last Dance.
Who would play you in a film of your life:
Myself, but if I had to choose someone else it’d be Michael B. Jordan or Idris Elba.
Have you ever been starstruck:
I don’t get starstruck. I appreciate everyone as a person – celebrity or not – as we’re all just human beings.
Last time you cried:
I’m not really the emotional type but I’ve had my moments. People don’t really see that side of me.
Best advice received:
Treat people as you wish to be treated yourself.
Worst rumour about yourself:
I’ve not heard any rumours about myself. Sadly though, there’s been a few fake social media profiles pretending to be me.
Something not many people know about you:
I passed law at college, I like to cook and I worked in a warehouse during my first two years as a professional boxer.