Sussex Boxing talks to 2016-17’s Light-heavyweight Novice National Junior Champion, Joshua Pyle.
Name: Joshua Pyle
Club: Brighton & Hove ABC
Record: W7 L4
Why did you start boxing? I started boxing when I was 13 because I saw some YouTube videos of Mike Tyson knock outs and was really impressed.
What are your goals in boxing? My boxing goals are to box for England and GB then turn professional.
Who is your boxing idol? My boxing idol is Anthony Joshua. He’s a technically good heavyweight with great power and movement. He’s achieved s much in such a short space of time. I like how he handles himself out of the ring too.
What advice would you give to any young person looking to start boxing? My advice would be to train smart and to make sure you run correctly, not just long runs but shorter more intense runs too.