Golden Contract winner Ricards Bolotniks fights for honour, not for cash
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 would say! I actually beloved preventing mainly. I noticed Mairis Briedis on TV in 2013. He was getting very massive in Latvia on the time. I bear 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 newbie expertise.
Favourite all-time fighter:
Mairis as a result of he’s from my nation and he’s like a giant brother to me.
Best combat you’ve seen:
Mairis in opposition to Oleksandr Usyk within the WBSS. It was good to see a Latvian present the world that he’s on the identical stage as such an amazing fighter as Usyk.
Personal profession spotlight:
So far, it needs to be The Golden Contract light-heavyweight last in opposition to Serge Michel (w rsf 10 – December 2020).
When I’m sparring with Mairis. But by way of an precise combat, most of my opponents have been very difficult in numerous methods.
Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
My finest attribute is that after I’m sitting within the altering room earlier than a combat, 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 laborious for me to chop weight.
You can’t go into the health club with a nasty perspective. You must be ready to coach like a monster.
I like pizza and a pleasant chilly beer.
Best pals in boxing:
My coach, Dmitrijs Siholajs. He trains Mairis too. He’s like a father and a pal to me.
Other sportsperson you want to be:
My father as a result of he was an amazing swimmer.
Last 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 like The Rock, Dwayne Johnson. I’d need to agree along with her!
Have you ever been starstruck:
No! If I see a giant star it doesn’t hassle me.
Last time you cried:
Every time I am going on Instagram or Facebook and see a video of me and my spouse, I can’t assist however cry with happiness.
Best recommendation acquired:
My spouse offers me phrases of motivation after I rise up at 6am for coaching. She tells me that I need to work laborious every day so I might be the perfect model of myself.
Worst hearsay about your self:
There’s nothing unfavourable stated about me fortunately.
Something not many individuals learn about you:
If you mess with my household, you’ll meet the lion in me!
Nickname: ‘The Lion’
Height: 6ft 1in
Record: 18-5-1 (8)
Titles: WBO European
Next combat: Ranked within the prime 10 by the IBF and WBO, Bolotniks is aiming to progress additional up the scores this 12 months.