Paul Wheeler talks to Tom Ansell, a person who switched from the rugby pitch to the boxing ring
When and why you began boxing:
I started boxing in my first 12 months of college, to be able to get match for the rugby pre-season. I began at Elite Health Academy in Hitchin.
Favorite all-time fighter:
Manny Pacquiao is my favorite. He’s a multi-weight world champion and he’s all the time thrilling to observe.
Finest combat you’ve seen:
I watched Sugar Ray Leonard vs Roberto Duran II the opposite day. That was positively a good combat.
Private profession spotlight:
I’d say that getting my first stoppage is my spotlight up to now. I ended Aleksandar Chukaleyski within the second spherical [in October 2017].
Lee Hallett [w pts 6 – October 2018] was the primary southpaw I’d ever been up in opposition to, so I’d in all probability decide him.
Finest and worst attributes as a boxer:
My finest attribute is my health, and my worst is my punch choice.
All the time be aggressive, both with your self, your coach or your teammates. By being aggressive you’ll obtain higher outcomes.
I’m not too certain about my favorite meal. As for my favorite restaurant, that’s a troublesome one too. I’d go together with both The Knife & Cleaver in Houghton Conquest or The Anchor in Aspley Guise.
Finest mates in boxing:
I’ve made a number of good mates within the sport, particularly [trainer] Tony Capsule and Capsule’s Military.
Different sportsperson you want to be:
I’d select Owen Farrell or Lewis Hamilton. Farrell is the England rugby captain and he’s achieved nearly all the pieces within the recreation, whereas Hamilton is already an all-time nice in Method One.
Final movie/TV present you noticed:
The final programme I watched on TV was MasterChef.
Who would play you in a movie of your life:
Whoever performs Mr. Chow [Ken Jeong] in The Hangover, apparently!
Have you ever ever been starstruck:
I haven’t but. I’m not likely the type of individual to be starstruck.
Final time you cried:
When my son was born.
Finest recommendation acquired:
Consider in your self and show you should be right here.
One thing not many individuals find out about you:
I used to combat at light-heavyweight.