I want that successful feeling of when you put in the work and all the effort.
I wouldn’t say my area is dangerous, but there are groups of lads hanging around. I have had knives pulled on me.
In high school I fell in with a new crowd and everything just kind of escalated. It went from fist fights to carrying knives.
That’s what pushed me away. I didn’t want to be involved with their troubles and be there to witness it.
My parents helped me focus on my boxing and my studies. Every day I go to the gym or work on my college work.
My goals are long term, but hanging around and carrying knives, it’s just thinking about that day. You wouldn’t carry if you thought about the cell or that it might be the last time you walk out of the house.
I want that successful feeling of when you put in the work and all the effort. I want to see the light at the end of the tunnel.