We did a shoot with Sunny Edwards recently and asked him a few questions about his boxing career.
- How did you get into boxing?
I first got into boxing when my brother started, we were only kids, he was 9, I was 8 and for the first few months I could only pick him up and I wasn’t allowed to train but that got me to do it even more, and then as soon as I turned 9, a week after my birthday, I started training and been doing it ever since.
- Who is your biggest inspiration?
I’ve got a lot inspirations but obviously being so close to my brother, seeing what he’s achieved becoming a world champion. He’s gotta be my direct biggest inspiration.
- What advice would you give someone who wants to get into boxing?
I think the best advice I can say is as long as someone enjoys it, they have every potential to get far, the moment you stop enjoying boxing, it’s too hard to get through the hard times.
- What are the most important skills to learn?
I think it’s impossible to pick out just select skills to learn in order to be successful. I think the main thing is mind set, staying dedicated and motivated through the hard times ect. But it’s impossible to pick one skill, everything just comes together.
- What is your everyday routine?
Depends on what day of the week it is, I train 2-3 times a day with Sundays off. It changes day to day but I try to eat plenty and rest plenty in between my sessions. Get an early night and not use too much energy outside the gym.
- What is your favourite combination?
I think my favourite combination is a nice solid right hand, left hook. It does the business.
- Who wins the rematch? AJ or Ruiz?
AJ is a friend of mine, I’ve known him for a few years so I think he will win the rematch. I think he was shell-shocked a bit but I think he will go back and win in the rematch.
- Which style of boxing do you prefer? Mexican style or back foot slickster?
I prefer the back foot slickster, that’s how I box, I like to box and move and not get hit too much but too much but to watch, I’d probably enjoy the come forward baller and I’m in awe with it because I know I can’t do it myself.