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.