Exclusive interview with Up Coming British Boxer Paul Riley


TheFightGuru.Com:  Starting at the beginning, how did you first get your start in boxing?

Paul Riley:  I got into boxing from going to watch a friend box on a club show when I was 13 years old

TheFightGuru.Com:  Growing up, who are some of the fighters that you admired most?

Paul Riley:  As a kid I use to admire Ricky hatton, prince nazime and floyd mayweather.

TheFightGuru.Com:  Did you have much of an amateur background?

Paul Riley:  Yes, just before I turned professional I got to the senior novice under 20’s national finals in Sunderland after nearly four years out the ring.

TheFightGuru.Com:  What is your overall amateur record?

Paul Riley:  My amateur record was won 17  lost 9.

TheFightGuru.Com:  Who are you currently being trained by?

Paul Riley:  I am being trained by Danny Kelly out of Birkenhead venture he is a brilliant coach.

TheFightGuru.Com:  What does a typical day of training look like for you?

Paul Riley:  As I have my own business I am fortunate enough to be able to work round my training. My day consists of early morning run, go to work then a dinner time gym session then back to work before I am back at the gym for 6pm.

TheFightGuru.Com:  Who are  some of the fighters that you have sparred with, past and present?

Paul Riley:  I have sparred with various boxers including Liam ‘beefy’ smith, Dale ‘canelo’ Coyne, Sean ‘masher’ Dodd and Joe Lovell.

TheFightGuru.Com:  How would you describe your styleand what weight do you currently  fight at?

Paul Riley:  I would describe myself as a technical boxer with fast hands and im currently boxing at light middle weight.

TheFightGuru.Com:  when did you turn professional and whats your professional record?

Paul Riley:  I turned pro in march 2013 and my record is 2 fights 2 wins.

TheFightGuru.Com:  When can we expect to see you back in the ring, and whom will it be against?

Paul Riley:  My next fight is coming up on Friday 3rd October against Latvian viktors drizlionocks.

TheFightGuru.Com:  What are your thoughts on the current state of boxing and where do you see yourself in it 5 years from now?

Paul Riley:  I think British boxing at the moment is booming with great fights coming up. In the next 5 years I want to be fighting for major titles im not in it to make up the numbers.

TheFightGuru.Com:  If you could face any boxer from the past, who would it be and why?

Paul Riley:  Got to be Muhammad Ali just to say I shared a ring with the all time great.

TheFightGuru.Com:  It’s always fun to ask this question; if not a boxer, what line of work do you think you would be in?

Paul Riley:  I’ve got my own valeting business  so would have to stick doing that.

TheFightGuru.Com:  Thank you for your time paul . Any final message to the fans?

Paul Riley:  I would like to say thank you to everyone who have showed their support so far  and i will see you all Friday 3rd October at deeside leisure centre. Thank you.

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