When I was growing up, it would have been easy for me to go off the rails.
I faced challenges as a young man and I’ve been fortunate that boxing has given me opportunities and a support network that has helped me throughout my life.
Every day you read about kids getting mixed up in crime and more than 100 young people have been murdered in London alone this year.
Charity work and helping the community gives me the same adrenaline buzz as fighting. I’ve gone to places where kids have nothing – no food, no water – and you can make them laugh. It’s the best feeling ever.
I want kids to put their energy into something positive and let their aggression out, but we’re educating them as well to have focus, discipline and respect in life.