Nick Campbell is looking to make it 4-0 tomorrow as he faces Danny Whittaker at The SSE Arena, Wembley in his fourth professional boxing bout.
Dan Andrade caught up with Campbell ahead of the fight and spoke about how training has gone and whether he is confident he can keep up his impressive start to professional boxing life.
The full interview is below!
Firstly, how has the last few months been for you? Give us an insight!
Training has been good, I’ve been focusing a lot of my ring craft and trying to get quality sparring where possible. Everyday is a school day in the gym but I feel like I have developed a lot over the past few months and hoping that shows on Saturday.
How much are you enjoying the training, especially now fights are there to train for, rather than the uncertainty over lockdown?
I love training in general, the fact that fights are here now is just a bigger incentive to put in the extra sessions and leave no stone unturned. I managed to train all through lockdown so fitness was never an issue for me but the edge is there now with fights always on the horizon.
Talk to us about the first pro fight and the 2nd round win! What was the buzz like after that?
The buzz after all my fights has been unbelievable! The debut was pretty special, being able to make it on such a big stage on Sky Sports was incredible and a memory I’ll take with me the rest of my life.
You’ve since fought twice since, winning both – tell us about them?
Yeh 3-0 (3ko) so I couldn’t be happier with how it’s went! I’ve had a great start but need to keep focused and carry the moment on.
This weekend you step into the ring again – how much preparation has gone into this fight?
I’ve been training since September for this fight and in general all year, bar planned rest weeks. I take this very seriously and try to stay in shape all the time.
What do we know about Danny Whittaker? How tough an opponent will he be?
Danny Whittaker is definitely a step up in opponent from my first 3 fights. He’s tough and comes to win, I’m expecting a hard fight and I will need to be on my game to come out on top.
The fight is at Wembley! How exciting is it to step out to a big crowd? How do you control your emotions?
I feel blessed to be getting the opportunity to fight at such an iconic venue. In terms of managing my emotions I have played rugby and also boxed amateur in front of big crowds, the key is using the nerves to your advantage and making sure it keeps you sharp.
How has the support been from Jersey and Scotland so far?
Again I’m blessed to be able to call on support from to passionate communities!! Scotland & Jersey are both places I call home and I look forward to more of that support being ringside as we move forward.
How confident are you going into this weekends fight?
I’m confident in the work I’ve put in the gym is going to enable me to put on a good performance on the night. Like I said I take this sport incredibly seriously and I’m looking to put the past years development on show this Saturday.
Finally, how can people tune in and support?
I don’t know what time I will be fighting yet but I’m hoping to have a live slot on Sky Sports! I will update in due course on my social media so stay tuned!