Status: WBC Silver Welterweight champion will attempt to win WBC Interim Welterweight title on Sat. night at HP Pavilion in San Jose vs. Robert Guerrero.
Ht: 5-7 Wt: 147
DOB: September 4, 1983 In: Trabzon, Turkey
Record: 23-0 (17 KO’s).
First Boxing Memory: I have been fighting for 20 years now. I remember going into the gym the first time and watching and listening to people hitting the heavy bags. They were looking strong.
Boxing Inspirations: No specific inspirations. I’m my own inspiration.
Last Book Read: The Hunger Games.
First Job: Sports teacher.
Favorite Movies: I just saw the new Batman movie which was pretty good.
Current Car: Mercedes SLK.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate.
Pre-Fight Feeling/Mindset: My opponent wants to steal my bread. I have to stop him from that. I won’t allow to steal from me or my family.
Childhood Dreams: Becoming world champion.
Greatest Career Moment: Every victory feels great.
Most Painful Career Moment: When I was treated unfairly at the European amateur championships. I didn’t have a fair shot.
Funny Boxing Memory: Boxing is not a funny thing.
Embarrassing Boxing Memory: None.
Favorite Boxers To Watch: I like my own style.
Favorite Sport Outside Boxing: Soccer – football.
Toughest Opponent You Faced: Every opponent is tough. Every fighter who steps into the ring earns my respect.
First Famous Boxer You Ever Met: Mike Tyson in Las Vegas 2009.
Pre-Fight Meal: Pasta and meat.
Last Vacation: With my family in Trabzon (Turkey).
People Qualities Most Admired: My willpower and physical and mental strength.
Nickname: Mini Tyson.
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