Unbeaten Mancunian lightweight Kieran ‘Vicious’ Farrell (14-0, 3KOs) will face fellow City dweller and former British champion Anthony ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla (24-4, 9KOs) in a contest being billed as The ‘Battle of Manchester’ which will take place at Bowler’s arena on December 7th.
Who/what inspired you in the beginning?
Mike Tyson and Prince Naseem
Best advice you were ever given?
Where do you train?
Breen’s gym, Belfast N. Ireland.
Who is your coach?
What was your amateur back ground and record?
I was national junior ABA champion, represented England. I had 35fights won 20.
Who was your first coach?
The Funniest thing you’ve seen in Boxing?
Cello Renda v Paul Samuels double knockdown was hilarious.
An Interesting Boxing Story?
There all dead long! One short un, I remember coming down from 54kg to under 46kg as a junior and there was no weight category for me. The lowest weight was light flyweight 48kg.
Craziest thing you’ve read about yourself?
I never remember the crazy stuff because its normally someone slagging ya!
I have a baby daughter on the way, she due 21st December.
Do you have a day job?
Tarmacking when not in training camp
|Champion Kieran Farrell working on the tarmac
If you wasn’t a boxer, what would you like to be?
Whats your best asset as a fighter?
What/Who inspires you?
My goals what I want to do in the sport inspire me.
Whats your Honey punch?
I’ve got a pretty good left hook
Best and worse thing about the boxing game?
Best thing is fighting, worst thing is selling tickets!
How do you deal with your pre-fight nerves?
Don’t get any, I get more excited than nervous.
Best friend in Boxing?
My brothers are my best friends period.
What rule would you introduce/change in Boxing if you could?
Reintroduce 15 Rounds
Most memorable Gym moment?
First day I ever went to a pro gym with my friend Pat Ward. He took me to Bobby Rimmers where I fought my first 11 professional fights.
Best opponent you have sparred with?
Fittest would be Ashley Theophane, I’ve sparred loads of champions so it would be hard to say.
Best prospect you have seen?
I spotted a Filipino fighter called Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta when he’s only had 12 or 13 fights, he looks like he could go all the way. He’s fighting for the IBF lightweight crown soon.
Best fight you have seen live or on TV?
Domestically Mathew Macklin v Jamie Moore. But there’s so many, Corrales v Castillo, Diaz V Marquez, Hatton v Tszyu was also a memorable one.
If you could be ringside for one fight next year which one would it be?
Mayweather v Pacquiao.
If the phone rang this afternoon with a Big fight offer, who would the opponent be and where?
Adrien Broner on the Las Vegas strip.
|My Favourite British fighter – The Prince
Toughest Part of training?
Waiting for the gym to open!
Toughest Opponent you have faced?
Toughest as in took everything I gave him, was my last opponent Kristian Donchev.
Big sports fan, darts, golf, football.
Would you be a Boxer if you started your life again?
Favourite all time fighter?
Favourite British fighter Past?
Prince Naseem Hamed.
Favourite British fighter Present?
Something fans to know about you?
I’m hard as f**k! Haha!
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