Germaine Brown, the underdog who won

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Germaine Brown
Meet Germaine Brown, who went to Belarus an underdog expected to lose, beat Dmitry Chudinov and now boxes on Sky this weekend

When and why you started boxing:
I started boxing when I was 15. They brought it to my school, an after-school activity. My brother was boxing down at Fitzroy Lodge and he brought me down to Fitzroy Lodge. That’s when I started properly taking it more seriously.

Favourite all-time fighter:
Number one I would say is Tommy Hearns.

Best fight you’ve seen:

Josh Taylor vs Regis Prograis. That was a good fight, Fight of The Year.

Personal career highlight:
The Dmitry Chudinov win. Going out to Belarus, boxing a Russian and getting the win. I think a lot of people felt I was going to lose. It was good to go as the away fighter and come out with the win.

Toughest opponent:
I think Chudinov.

Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
The jab would be my best. As for worst, I don’t know, maybe head movement but I’m working on it.

Training tip:
Always work on the basics. Straight shots, jab, footwork, basics. Because they’re always the most important.

Favourite meal/restaurant:
Mum’s cooking. Whatever Mum’s making.

Best friends in boxing:
Everyone down at the gym.

Other sportsperson you would like to be:
Usain Bolt.

Last film/TV show you saw:
Power probably. I’m always behind on everything.

Who would play you in a film of your life:
Will Smith.

Have you ever been starstruck:
Andre Ward came down to Fitzroy Lodge. He gave a speech, that was good. He explained his whole career to us. In proper detail explained the transition going from amateur to becoming a pro, winning world titles, everything.

Last time you cried:
Bad man don’t cry!

Best advice received:
The feedback from sparring Joshua Buatsi, after sparring feedback on what went well, things I should improve on.

Worst rumour about yourself:
No bad rumours about me!

Something not many people know about you:
Everyone knows everything about me.

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