British Boxers In the Ring WITH Q&A

How did you get into boxing?
My older brother started boxing and I wanted to follow in his footsteps. I started at aged 8

Who/what inspired you in the beginning?
Once I got in the gym watching the older boys train and sparring inspired me.

Best advice you were ever given?
Always train hard

Where do you train?
I train at St Josephs in Newport

Who is your coach?
Tony Borg

What was your amateur back ground and record?
I had about 100 fights, only losing a handful. I boxed internationally for wales and won the welsh national title ever year until I turned pro

Who was your first coach?
Peter Anthony

Do you have a day job?
No just boxing

Other than boxing what are your hobbies and pastimes?
My hobbies include falconry, hunting, shooting and reading.

If you wasn’t a boxer, what would you like to be?
A Rapper

Whats your best asset?

My Speed

What/Who inspires you Now?
I am inspired everyday because one day I want to be world champion

Whats your Honey punch?
Left Hook

Best opponent you have sparred with?
Gary Buckland and Andrew Selby

Best prospect you have seen?
Mitchell Buckland

Your favourite Ring walk music?
Big L – lifestyles of the poor and dangerous

Best fight you have seen live or on TV?
Marvin Hagler v Thomas Hearns

If you could be ringside for one fight next year which one would it be?
Mayweather v Paquiao

If the phone rang this afternoon with a Big fight offer, who would the opponent be and where?
Alex Miskirtchain, the world champion in my hometown, Barry in Wales

Best and worse thing about the boxing game?
For me the best thing about boxing is winning and the worst part of boxing is the inactivity.

How do you deal with your pre-fight nerves?
I get nervous but I’m fully focused on the fight.

Best friend in Boxing?
My younger brother Andrew Selby

What rule would you introduce/change in Boxing if you could?
I wouldn’t change anything about boxing.

Toughest Part of training?

Running

Toughest Opponent you have faced?
Patrick Okine, he can hit hard!

Other Sports?

Just boxing…

Favourite all time fighter?

Muhammad Ali

Favourite British fighter Past?
Prince Naseem Hamed

Favourite British fighter Present?
Nathan Cleverly

Your Website

www.leeselby.com

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