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
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.
But when you actually go in the ring, it's a very lonely and scary place. It's just you and the other guy.
I was about 18 six years ago. I'm 28 now.
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.
Being sectioned was the best thing that ever happened to me,
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.
When I came into boxing, I brought it to the next level with adverts and doing pantomime and people just got jealous of me doing that.
When you're a man you try and be macho.
If your brain's not right they have good people at the NHS to help you fix it and talk to and counselling to calm you down and to focus you.
I usually use quick sketches that I accumulated from the figure drawing classes I once instructed.
Sometimes when you have bipolar you have days you are grumpy and not feeling yourself.
My head has got regrets, but I haven't.
I am just working on staying alive.
If you say you've had a nervous breakdown or things aren't right mentally, people run away from you. They think you're from 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest,' you know.
I try and maintain a little bit of fitness, man.
I speak African. I can even speak Italian.
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