He’d been having a troubling sensation in his foot. It was hard to get to the bottom of what was causing it. “It was just a mad feeling in my foot. I thought, ‘Is it because I’m training too hard?’ And then it started going up my leg,” he told Boxing News. “I went to a physio and he said it sounded like a nerve. Then it just went mad.
“I’d been training for this McDonnell fight, I had this numb leg so it’s just normal now. I’m used to it. I get in a hot bath, I don’t even feel how hot the bath is until I put my other leg in it. That’s how mad it is, that’s how crazy it is. My foot just burns every single day, a burning sensation, like pins and needles.”