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‘Hollywood’ Josh Ejakpovi says his A-list fan club are backing his bid to be a champion.
The 32 year old super-welterweight from Catford is targeting titles this year - after quitting the screen.
Ejakpovi also works as an actor and his last major part was in the movie Tarzan, alongside the likes of Samuel L Jackson and Margot Robbie.
He said: “I was doing stunts in the fight scenes and they were saying: ‘You’re good at this.’
“I was telling them: ‘I should be, I’m a professional boxer.’
“I spent a lot of time with Samuel L Jackson and the rest of the cast. They showed interest in my boxing career,
“It would be nice to see them at my next fight !”
That is at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Saturday, February 2 and provided he records a 13th straight win, Ejakpovi looks set to fight next for the Southern Area super-welterweight title.
Ejakpovi says he only took up boxing because being a ladies’ man made him a target.
He explained: “I was always into art, dance, acting - and ladies ! I was a ladies' man and got into trouble because I always had guys saying to me: 'Why are you talking to my girl ?'
"We would end up fighting.
"My uncle heard about this and one day said to me:
'Do you think you can punch ? I can turn you into a knock-out artist if you train with me.'
"That sounded pretty good to me ! That's how it started and it got to a point where my uncle said I had to go to the boxing gym or he would stop training me because he was worried I would hurt someone."
Posted: 18th Jan 2019
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