Denzel Bentley: ‘My brother purchased some boxing gloves from the market and we scrapped collectively on the streets’

When and why you began boxing:
I began boxing, formally, on the age of 17 however it began a couple of years earlier than that. My brother purchased some boxing gloves from the market and we scrapped collectively on the streets. Then whereas I used to be at school, I received actually within the sport.

Favorite all-time fighter:
Andre Ward. I might watch him on a regular basis after I began out.

Greatest battle you’ve seen:
Floyd Mayweather-Arturo Gatti, I like that battle. I should have seen it a thousand occasions. Mayweather was so sharp and spectacular that evening.

Private profession spotlight:
Profitable the British middleweight title final yr. It felt good, my first main title, however it might have been even higher with a crowd.

Hardest opponent:
I’m gonna need to go together with Felix Cash as a result of he beat me, however I wouldn’t say it was a ‘onerous’ battle. The primary Mark Heffron battle is up there, too.

Greatest and worst attributes as a boxer:
Greatest might be my proper hand. My worst? Nothing, I’ve a extremely excessive opinion of myself. I’m joking! There’s actually a couple of issues I can work on.

Coaching tip:
All the time give 100 per cent, regardless.

Favorite meal/restaurant:
Jollof rice.

Different sportsperson you wish to be:
If I might be in any individual on the planet, I’d nonetheless select to be myself.

Final movie/TV present you noticed:
Godfather of Harlem. I completely adore it. It’s sick.

Who would play you in a movie of your life:
Denzel Washington.

Have you ever ever been starstruck:
Solely as soon as, after I met Andre Ward when he got here to the Peacock for a publicity day. He wouldn’t have identified, although. I held it down.

Final time you cried:
When my grandma handed away in 2019.

Greatest recommendation acquired:
I used to be as soon as informed that, you both relaxation now and work later, otherwise you work now and relaxation later. I like that. No matter occurs, you’re going to need to put the onerous work in sooner or later. Which is precisely what I’m doing now.

Worst hearsay about your self:
That I appear like Deontay Wilder [laughs].

One thing not many individuals learn about you:
I’m fairly open. What you see with me is what you get so there’s no secrets and techniques or issues individuals don’t know.

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