Fly53 Exclusive Interview – Bradley Saunders

Currently unbeaten in his weight category and supporting a 75% KO ratio, when it comes to boxing Bradley Saunders is pretty big in the game.

In the sport since the age of just 11, Bradley, now 26, has accumulated both Gold and Silver medals in Commonwealth Games and a Bronze medal in the World Championships. We caught up with him to find out a bit more about the man behind the gloves, including his plans for the future and what he’d do if someone started on him in a bar. Check it out.

Hey Bradley, How are you – Tell us what you’ve been up to recently?

Enjoying some time off with my family over Christmas, ready for a successful 2013.

Tell us about the hardest punch you’ve ever given and taken?

I’m known as a heavy handed light welterweight so I’d like to think every punch I throw takes its toll! Sparring with some top boys like Ricky Burns. Those guys can punch. But I’ve never touched down in a fight yet.

You get into a scuff in a pub with someone who doesn’t know who you are? Do you kick they’re ass?

I’d like to think I’d diffuse the situation and enlighten them on what would happen if there was a fight!!

You’re invisible for a day – what goes down?

Haha. I’ll leave that to your imagination!

We hear the current English champion has said “Bring it on,” to a fight with you how confident do you feel about being able to beat him? Is taking him on next year on the cards?

With all due respect, I’ll be losing no sleep over the likes of him. I’ve just had an op on my left hand so timescales are up in the air at present!

What was it that inspired your love of boxing initially?

My dads boxing background and the fantastic support of my mam.

What is the best thing since sliced bread?

Bradley Saunders

Growing up which boxers did you admire the most?

Muhammad Ali for his achievements inside and outside the ring.

If you could face any boxer from the past or present who would it be and why?

Amir Khan because he is operating at the rope end of the sport which is exactly where I want to be.

Any thanks to anyone?

My family and my growing fan base. And everyone else who has and continues to help me in my boxing career.