|My favourite of all time ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler
Jazza how did you get into boxing?
Who/what inspired you in the beginning?
I’d stay up till 6am watching black and white boxing videos on school nights
Best advice you were ever given?
Listen to your coaches – Franny Hand (former pro and friend)
Where do you train?
Everton Red Triangle
Who is your coach?
Paul and Mick Stephenson
What was your amateur background and record?
49 wins 10 losses, 5national titles including senior ABAs, 2 tri-nations, EU gold, European bronze, commonwealth silver
The Funniest thing you’ve seen in Boxing?
Has too be Tyson Fury belting himself haha
Craziest thing youve read about yourself?
Someone commented on a YouTube video “he sounds like he’s getting ass raped”
Great family, always supported me
Do you have a day job?
No job I have a sponsor (Avondale payroll services)
If you wasn’t a boxer, what would you like to be?
I like body building they are very disciplined in camp
Whats your best asset as a fighter?
Ability too adapt
What/Who inspires you?
My dads determination
Whats your Honey punch?
I don’t have a favourite hand I love to use them both
Best and worse thing about the boxing game?
Best thing is walking out too Salsbury Hill while my fans are supporting me. Worse is back patters and bullshitters
How do you deal with your pre-fight nerves?
I love the nerves, I don’t drink or party so fight night is a night out to me
Best friend in Boxing?
Paul, Mick, Paddy Doolan, Franny hand, Tommy Banister (they understand me)
What rule would you introduce/change in Boxing if you could?
I’d like to see 15 round fights and 2 or more fights in one night
|My Favourite British Boxer Nigel Benn|
Most memorable Gym moment?
Looking round the gym the first time I walked in and thinking “I wanna be champion of the world” haha
Best opponent you have sparred with?
Joe Costello always gives me a good one he’s got everything
Best prospect you have seen?
There’s some good juniors in the gym, Andrew Cain and Peter McGrail keep an eye on them
Best fight you have seen live or on TV?
Don’t go too many fights but I seen Mitchell vs Katsidis in West Ham and the David Price bills are great. Also was a proud moment too see gym mate Kev Satchel win British title on his undercard
If you could be ringside for one fight next year which one would it be?
I’d love too see Vitali Klitchko vs Jeremy Kyle ha
If the phone rang this afternoon with a Big fight offer, who would the opponent be and where?
Whoevers got the WBC belt now
Toughest Part of training?
Going to bed at 6pm and Jogging at 4am when it’s cold wet and dark. But builds mental fitness
Toughest Opponent you have faced?
My 8th amateur fight was against Stephen Jones from the Rotunda he was an honest fighter and a nice lad
Snooker And Darts when it’s on the Tele (TV)
Would you be a Boxer if you started your life again?
Yes and the life after that! Boxing has been good too me
Favorite all time fighter?
I love Marvin Hagler he takes no shit (pictured)
Favourite British fighter Past?
Nigel Benn, massive heart (pictured)
Favourite British fighter Present?
I’m following kevin Satchel, David price, Tony Bellew. Love too see our own doing well
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