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I ain’t got no right to judge someone.
– Frank Bruno
Some people like going to the pub; I enjoy going to the gym.
But when you actually go in the ring, it’s a very lonely and scary place. It’s just you and the other guy.
I still believe in marriage.
I speak African. I can even speak Italian.
I’m not really a cutter-off sort of person. I’ll chat to anybody.
I am just working on staying alive.
People take the mickey out of mental health, but it is very delicate.
My head has got regrets, but I haven’t.
If you say you’ve had a nervous breakdown or things aren’t right mentally, people run away from you. They think you’re from ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,’ you know.
I didn’t play a great deal of sport in primary school. It was not until I went away to boarding school in Sussex that I really got into sport.
If your brain’s not right they have good people at the NHS to help you fix it and talk to and counselling to calm you down and to focus you.
Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world. You’ve got all the fans, lots of hangers-on jumping up and shouting different words. But when you actually go in the ring, it’s a very lonely and scary place. It’s just you and the other guy.
Mental illness is a very powerful thing. If it is with you it is probably going to be there until the day you die. I am trying so hard to break mine, but it is not easy. It is my toughest fight ever.
I like going to the gym every day.
When I came into boxing, I brought it to the next level with adverts and doing pantomime and people just got jealous of me doing that.
Boxing is a buzz, but I went into it to make a living. I wasn’t going to go into the ring and get punched in the head for the fun of it.
Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world.
Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker… anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt.
Being sectioned was the best thing that ever happened to me.
When you’re a man you try and be macho.
I want to stay healthy, keep fit, eat well, keep a low profile and be a good dad.
I try and maintain a little bit of fitness, man.
If you’re not balanced, your mind’s not balanced… my fuse went.
Sometimes when you have bipolar you have days you are grumpy and not feeling yourself.
Sometimes your dreams come true.