Ringnews24.com speaks with the light-heavyweight, who will be fighting on the undercard of the Joseph Parker-Hughie Fury undercard.
Ringnews24.com: What was your main inspiration in getting involved in boxing?
I was about 21 when I started at Michael Jennings gym and it was just something to keep me out of trouble at first. I just wanted to fight, to be honest! I did alright in the amateurs considering I was late getting involved. I had 26 fights and won 19, I think and won the North West amateur title.
Ringnews24.com: What do you want to be remembered by when you eventually retire?
Somebody who works hard to achieve whatever is possible. I want to be a champion, of course, but I’d also like to be remembered for being involved in the exciting fights.
Ringnews24.com: What are your dreams to achieve in the sport?
To become British Champion. I’d love a Lonsdale belt to be sitting on the wall in my living room! I won titles in the amateurs so I’m hungry for more belts in the pros.
Ringnews24.com: What is the toughest part about being a professional boxer?
For me, it’s finding time to train like a full-time pro because I work full-time and have a young family. I’m at the Elite Gym in Bolton, training under Alex Matvienko and alongside Jack Flatley and Luke Blackledge. I want to be in there more to learn and progress. I don’t struggle with tickets like other boxers do so that’s one less headache.
Ringnews24.com: If you could fight any boxer from history, dead or alive, who would you want to fight?
Carl Froch at super-middleweight. He was my favourite boxer and like his style so I would like to fight him.
Ringnews24.com: What is your proudest moment so far in your career?
Boxing at Blackpool Winter Gardens in my last fight in front of all my family friends and son Rocco, who was only eight-months-old.
Ringnews24.com: What is your opinion on the recent Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Conor McGregor and where does it leave boxing?
I think it was a show for the fans, but Mayweather’s still on top of the game at the age of 40 and two years out the ring. It was just about money and not fair on other boxers who have always wanted to fight Mayweather but not got the chance to. And I don’t think it will change boxing for the worse, it can only give it more exposure, really, which benefits all.
Ringnews24.com: Is there a particular location, city or venue, you would love to fight at?
Ewood Park (Blackburn Rovers Stadium), other than that anywhere in Vegas but most like to fight at the MGM Grand.
Ringnews24.com: What advice would you give someone who is starting out?
You have got to want it 100% and say dedicated and give it your all, and make sure you enjoy it!
Ringnews24.com: Aside from boxing, do you have any hobbies or interests that you pursue?
Nope! I work full-time as a joiner so other than that it’s all about the family life really.
Ellison will be next fighting on the September 23rd at the Manchester Arena on the undercard of the Parker v Fury fight. For tickets to the next show please call 07487 753 398
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Mickey Ellison would like to thank his sponsors Winfields and Timbuktu and Agent Tim Rickson
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