|Groves with his commonwealth belt|
Signing with Hayemaker, do you feel they can help you accomplish your ambitions?
Yeah they are becoming a main player a power in boxing and having a good relationship with Golden Boy, major promoters in the States, they are really keen on me, they see my talent and they believe I can go all the way.
When and how did you get into boxing?
Who influenced you as a young boxer?
Favourite British fighter at the moment?
David Haye (right) – I mean hes my boss and I see him all the time, but his crossover appeal, the way he deals with the fans, hes a celebrity now but as always got time for people. You see him on telly and he is always in good humour and he is bringing a new audience into boxing, which is important to keep the sport fresh and interesting for the new audiences.
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Stand up comedian! ha! no Id like to think I was that funny! I don’t know the buzz that you get from boxing is hard to match, I think Id have to be a rock star or something like that. I went to see Green Day last year and they rocked up on stage, with boxing I might get to fight twice a year or something, where them guys are doing it week in week out!
Id have to say Ronnie Heffron, all the things I’m hearing from people is that this lad can fight. I like his style as well though he was never going to last too long in the amateurs. Hes not toey you know bouncing around, tall. Hes a come forward fighter, I think he said he is a Ricky Hatton fan and you can see that in his style. He is strong and if he can take that with him through the levels, I think he can go all the way.
To have a certain amount of respect from the boxing people and maybe being able to buy my Mum and Dad a nice house one day, things like that.
More TV – If more TV came in for boxing we would have more well known fighters. If the terrestrial TV stations came in again that would be great. I think then fighters would be inclined to take more risks, their so scared of losing their ‘0’ You know you could get the fights on for the fights sake, if you get beat you haven’t gotta worry about getting pushed to the back of the line, with the backing there would be chances get back in the picture – British fighters would progress and challenge more on the world scene.
I like a bit of Punk Rock sort of thing – Green Day (right) is my favorite band, I like Fall out Boy’ too, stuff like that
Frankie Boyle’s autobiography, a recommended read!
I love Snatch and Lockstock, I can watch them any day of the week
Out of training Spag. Boll. or Spaghetti Meatballs
Las Vegas, Ive been enough times now I love it out there
Athletics, Football, trying to get into Rugby – I like Tennis, anything that’s on really Il watch it
All the Hayemaker guys, out of the pros Ashley Sexton is a good mate of mine and he as been training down our gym lately.
|Brook on the desert island|
Which 3 people would you be stranded on a Desert Island with?
My Mrs. Bear Grylls and probably Kelly Brook (right) as well.. cause I saw her in a film trapped on a desert Island so she might have a bit of experience as well, so yeah her, just for the experience!
Up to the age of three I had long curly blond hair down to my shoulders, then my Dad took me to get it cut at the barbers and it came back with a red tint, which everyone let me know about until the age of sixteen, and recently someone else as been calling me Ginger as well so! (referring to DeGales references to him as ‘that ugly ginger kid’)
Everything happens for a reason!
If I don’t become a world champion Pay Per view fighter then I’ve let myself down
By Chris Maylett