David Leo was born in Barking, Essex. He lived there for a year before moving to Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, where he still resides. He started off as a young cub, who was new to boxing but had an aim to make some noise as an amateur. Now he’s a mature lion, and he’s ravenous, determined to make a name for himself as a pro! David ‘Lionheart’ Leo is making the transition from amateur to professional boxing towards the end of 2013. It’s a whole different ball game as they say. Two completely different sports. Leo, 30, will have to get used to not wearing a headguard, wearing lighter gloves and approaching each fight with a different strategy and mentality. He is under no illusion as to how tough the switch from amateur to pro will be. Under the tutelage of new trainer, Peter Sims, they will be planning a ferocious attack on the pro scene! You need such strength and courage to succeed in this game, and Leo believes he has the qualities to reign supreme! I’ve seen many clips of Leo’s amateur bouts via YouTube, and I liked his aggressive style from the off. I also could see improvements with each bout too. As soon as I heard he was switching from amateur to pro, I wanted to get to know a bit more about him and how he got into boxing. I got in contact with him and he kindly took time out to answer my questions.