Q&A with Basingstoke boxer Darryl Still

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BASINGSTOKE professional boxer Darryl Still made his professional debut in September 2007, and is looking for a shot at a title later in the year.

He loves all forms of sport and loves to train.

Darryl swims twice a week and regularly competes in cross-country races in and around the New Forest.

He works as a carpenter and is a proud family man since the arrival of his two-and-half-year-old son George.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? Bruce Lee – pure admiration for a man who seemed immortal. Adored for his talent.

2. What is your most precious possession, and why is it important to you? My most important possession has to be my son – the root of my motivation and my main purpose in life now revolves around him. George definitely taught me what love means.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? Michael Jackson’s BAD!

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? I never really watch TV. The only programme I always tape and watch is Ringside on Sky Sports.

5. What is your favourite film? An old boxing film with Cuba Gooding Jnr called Gladiator.

6. What is your pet hate? Other drivers’ manners – no gratitude when you give right of way.

7. What are you reading at the moment? Alex Ferguson's autobiography.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? Chilli con carne.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? Nelson Mandela – an inspiration and amazing man.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? To meet the grandad I never met.

11. If you were stranded on a desert island, what luxury would you choose to have with you? It would have to be my phone! Can't live without football and boxing apps and online shopping!

12. What sports team do you support? Manchester United.

13. What was your first job? My first job was at a shooting farm, pulling clay pigeon traps up trees which would fire clay to be shot. It was a great way to spend a Saturday with your pals, as I was only 14.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? To be the manager of Manchester United and to be on the touchline at Old Trafford for a big game.

15. What worries you the most? Getting old and fat!

16. What is your proudest moment? Watching my son being born.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? I ain’t the best, but there’s no one better.

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Chocolate and red wine.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? Bring back the death penalty! That would change a few people.

20. What three words best describe you? Dedicated, caring and temperamental.

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