Before becoming a British, European and three time world title belt holder in boxing, Carl Thompson was a former Thai Boxing world champion but found his vocation was pugilism.

We went over to Carl’s gym in Horwich Bolton where he now teaches boxing fitness and personal training at his Round 1 Boxing Club.

Carl, now 51, was one of British boxing’s toughest, determined and honest fighters of modern times and also one of the most exciting, being involved in some classic encounters against names such as Nicky Piper, Ralf Rocchigiani, Ezra Sellers, Johnny Nelson, Chris Eubank and David Haye.

Our full video of Carl talking in-depth about his amazing career will be available soon but for now here is a taster with Carl doing a quick career Q&A, with a preview at the end of the in-depth interview to come..