Ringnews24.com: You have a fight coming up against Lubos Priehradnik. How did that fight come about and which other boxers were you looking at?
My manager Alec Wilkey was approached with the opponent for this show and he took it. Some fighters like to get involved and have a say in their opponents but I have 100 percent trust in Alec to get me the right fights at the right time and I just concentrate on training and keeping myself in good shape. You’ve got to trust those around you to steer you in the right direction.
Ringnews24.com: Who is your current trainer and where do you train?
I am trained by Alec Wilkey at the Lansbury Gym in Poplar, London. I have been training with Alec for about 12 months now but he only recently got his manager’s license so I have signed up with him for three years. The team has 11 or 12 fighters now so it’s a busy gym. We’re all heading in the same direction and are around the same weight so it’s great to be in alongside these boys and learning from them. There’s always someone in the gym with a fight coming up so you’ve got to keep yourself sharp. The gym itself has real character too, real old school.