Taking Care of Business
If I wasn’t a boxer, I believe I would have started my own business. As I’ve got on in life, I like the sound of being an accountant and the reason is because when I asked my accountant why did he become an accountant, he told me that you can look at people’s accounts and see people’s businesses that are doing well and aren’t doing well so you have a real insight of what’s working and what’s not working in the world.
Rather than looking at it from a marketing point of view, you get to see what’s really going on in the accounts.
I have always been interested in clothing and fashion. It was a real honour for me to be interviewed by the ever-popular GQ Magazine, let alone being announced as the winner of their Sportsman Of The Year award!
At the moment, I have a few pieces of my own merchandise; t-shirts, hats, that sort of thing but I hope to expand my brand in the near future.
On top of all the obvious pleasures afforded by travel and exposure to different cultures and all they have to teach us about our world and each other, travelling also has a way of keeping your ego from getting out of control. The life of a boxer in the months leading up to a fight becomes ever more single minded in focus and smaller in experience. Everything becomes for the good of the upcoming win. To follow this with travel, to go from absolute control to very little is a wonderful way of dealing with so many stresses in one single bursting of the bubble. Any chance your ego had of maintaining the illusion you were the only thing of importance – gone!