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.
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
Well, that's cricket Harry. These things happen in boxing
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.
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.
I was about 18 six years ago. I'm 28 now.
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.
Boxing is just show business with blood.
I am just working on staying alive.
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.
I still believe in marriage.
When you're a man you try and be macho.
Being sectioned was the best thing that ever happened to me,
I speak African. I can even speak Italian.
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.
People need to have compassion for others.
I still get invitations from all over Europe to speak at dinners, and it's an honour that promoters and charities can use me to create income.
The most important thing taught to my students is to not be so photo realist in what they depict.
The colors I use may clash or vibrate against one another but this is done intentionally.
For example, I like using strong Greek and Roman Renaissance characters as part of my series.
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