Meet Michael. Michael has been Boxing with me and like myself, is a fan of cricket and Boxing. Michael’s family are originally from Trinidad & Tobago, the home of a great sportsman we both admire, Brian Lara. Luckily for me, Michael is as nice as Brian Lara rather than the fearsome fast bowlers that came out of the West Indies in the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s. Just as well because he could quite easily have the attitude of a fearsome West Indian fast bowler with the punching power he possesses. The attempted mugger who tried to rob Michael found that out the hard way….
Read on to get to know a little more about the man himself.
Name – Michael
What is your job?
Deputy Solvency II Manager
How Long have you been boxing?
What got you interested in boxing?
Health , fitness and learn more about the sport I love to watch
What do like most about boxing?
As each session goes by I can see improvements. It’s a social sport with the obvious health benefits. The confidence to know you have the skill set to protect yourself isn’t bad either.
Do you have any hobbies outside of the gym?
fairly recently became a father, so no
Do you follow other sports outside of Boxing?
Cricket, Football, I Support Arsenal
Is there a particular sportsman you admire?
I enjoy watching football and cricket. Clive Lloyd and Brian Lara are a couple of sportsmen I admire.
Which Boxers do you particularly enjoy watching?
Andre Ward, Canelo Alvarez and Anthony Joshua
If you could choose to watch two boxers past or present fight each other, who would you most like to see?
Other than the one listed next question, Joe Frazier vs Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson v Muhammad Ali – who wins?
Floyd Mayweather Jnrs defense or Mike Tysons offence – which would you rather possess and why?
Mike Tysons offence
What do you think of the Floyd Mayweather Jnr v Conor McGregor matchup?
Floyd Mayweather Jnr to win
Who would you most like to punch in the face?
Floyd Mayweather Jnr. If I managed to land a shot on one of the best defensive boxers in history then I know my boxing skills are alright.
How do you motivate yourself to keep training?
This is a difficult one, I just love to box
How has the training made a difference to your life?
health and confidence
Who or what inspires you?
My dad and son
If you could go back in time to when you was a child, what advice would you give yourself?
Treasure every moment and have no regrets
Do you have any words of wisdom you live your life by?
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
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