In-form light-heavyweight Ricards Bolotniks explains to Adam Noble-Forcey the place he will get his motivation from
When and why you began boxing:
I first began with road boxing, you may say! I actually beloved preventing mainly. I noticed Mairis Briedis on TV in 2013. He was getting very huge in Latvia on the time. I keep in mind saying to my mom that I wished to be like Mairis. I began boxing that very same 12 months and turned skilled, with none novice expertise.
Favorite all-time fighter:
Mairis as a result of he’s from my nation and he’s like an enormous brother to me.
Greatest struggle you’ve seen:
Mairis against Oleksandr Usyk in the WBSS. It was good to see a Latvian present the world that he’s on the identical stage as such an incredible fighter as Usyk.
Private profession spotlight:
To date, it must be The Golden Contract light-heavyweight final against Serge Michel (w rsf 10 – December 2020).
After I’m sparring with Mairis. However when it comes to an precise struggle, most of my opponents have been very difficult in numerous methods.
Greatest and worst attributes as a boxer:
My greatest attribute is that once I’m sitting within the altering room earlier than a struggle, I don’t take into consideration the cash. I take into consideration preventing for my household and my nation, which makes me carry out very nicely. My worst attribute is that I like to eat! This makes it exhausting for me to chop weight.
You may’t go into the fitness center with a foul perspective. That you must be ready to coach like a monster.
I like pizza and a pleasant chilly beer.
Greatest buddies in boxing:
My coach, Dmitrijs Siholajs. He trains Mairis too. He’s like a father and a pal to me.
Different sportsperson you want to be:
My father as a result of he was an incredible swimmer.
Final movie/TV present you noticed:
My favorite movie is The Crow. I watch it on a regular basis.
Who would play you in a movie of your life:
My spouse tells me that I appear to be The Rock, Dwayne Johnson. I’d should agree together with her!
Have you ever ever been starstruck:
No! If I see an enormous star it doesn’t trouble me.
Final time you cried:
Each time I’m going on Instagram or Fb and see a video of me and my spouse, I can’t assist however cry with happiness.
Greatest recommendation obtained:
My spouse offers me phrases of motivation once I rise up at 6am for coaching. She tells me that I need to work exhausting every day so I might be the perfect model of myself.
Worst hearsay about your self:
There’s nothing adverse stated about me fortunately.
One thing not many individuals learn about you:
If you happen to mess with my household, you’ll meet the lion in me!
Nickname: ‘The Lion’
Top: 6ft 1in
Document: 18-5-1 (8)
Titles: WBO European
Subsequent struggle: Ranked within the prime 10 by the IBF and WBO, Bolotniks is aiming to progress additional up the rankings this 12 months.