Mental illness can happen to anybody. You can be a dustman, a politician, a Tesco worker... anyone. It could be your dad, your brother or your aunt.
Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world.
Well, that's cricket Harry. These things happen in boxing
Mental illness is a very powerful thing. If it is with you it is probably going to be there until the day you die. I am trying so hard to break mine, but it is not easy. It is my toughest fight ever.
I was in a no-win situation, so I'm glad that I won rather than lost
I was about 18 six years ago. I'm 28 now.
It's like a kettle. If it's a kettle, you turn the kettle off, you know what I mean? I wish I could put a hole in my head and let the steam come out. The steam was getting so high and the pressure was just getting a little bit much for me.
Being sectioned was the best thing that ever happened to me,
My trainer, George Francis, used to train a lot of African boxers. They're hungry guys, man. They've got no trainers, got nothing. They're so hungry to do boxing, to make some money.
Boxing is just show business with blood.
I want to stay healthy, keep fit, eat well, keep a low profile and be a good dad.
We're not cameras, we're artists.
Boxing's all about getting the job done as quickly as possible, whether it takes 10 or 15 or 20 rounds.
Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world. You've got all the fans, lots of hangers-on jumping up and shouting different words. But when you actually go in the ring, it's a very lonely and scary place. It's just you and the other guy.
People need to have compassion for others.
I am just working on staying alive.
I try and maintain a little bit of fitness, man.
Instead of using brushes all the time, try a palette knife to paint.
From my sketch files I'll find a pose that shows the emotion behind a particular character's story.
But when you actually go in the ring, it's a very lonely and scary place. It's just you and the other guy.
Color harmony was thrown out years ago, as restrictive chains were broken forming my free style.
For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance characters as part of my series.
I ain't got no right to judge someone.
I chose faces and figures as my subject matter simply due to the fact that the human form is already beautiful art.
If you're not balanced, your mind's not balanced... my fuse went.
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