‘I like boxing a lot, shedding is a really exhausting factor.’ Joe Gallagher-trained Callum Thompson speaks to John Dennen
When and why you began boxing:
I began boxing after I was seven. I went right down to the health club with two of my buddies and by no means left actually. It was Tower Hill ABC. I used to be at all times at Tower Hill, that was the one health club I’d ever been at.
Favorite all-time fighter:
My favorite fighter is Vasiliy Lomachenko. He’s somebody I studied from fairly a younger age. A few of the stuff he’s performed, two-time Olympic gold medallist, gained a [WBO] title three fights into his profession.
Finest struggle you’ve seen:
I’d most likely say Micky Ward-Arturo Gatti I, most likely the most effective one I’ve watched on tape.
Private profession spotlight:
As an beginner it might be getting on the Olympic squad, that might have been the most important factor.
My final beginner struggle I boxed an Olympian [Mohamed Hamout], a Moroccan lad in Poland. He was positively the hardest struggle of my profession. He was all-out come ahead, continuous.
Finest and worst attributes as a boxer:
Footwork is my finest attribute. I’d say my worst is I prefer to get entangled typically, possibly an excessive amount of. Get entangled in a struggle an excessive amount of reasonably than sticking to what I do finest, my boxing.
Laborious work pays off.
I like an Indian, a curry. Not throughout camp sadly.
Finest buddies in boxing:
Most likely Will Cawley, however I’ve met lots of people in boxing, lots of buddies.
Different sportsperson you wish to be:
Any skilled footballer. To get the quantity of wages they get to kick a ball about. I’m within the flawed sport right here.
Final movie/TV present you noticed:
Line of Obligation. As a result of that new sequence got here out I believed I’d begin from the start once more and stand up to hurry.
Have you ever ever been starstruck:
Not that I can consider.
Final time you cried:
Most likely after I misplaced a struggle possibly. As a result of I like boxing a lot, shedding is a really exhausting factor.
Finest recommendation acquired:
That arduous work pays off. Everybody does say it so much nevertheless it’s true. For those who work exhausting for one thing you reap the rewards.
Worst hearsay about your self:
I’ve completely no thought. There most likely would have been some.
One thing not many individuals find out about you:
I’m a chocoholic. I like chocolate. It’s not very best for knowledgeable fighter however I’m.