Boxing has kept me off the streets, stops me smoking and drinking and gives me something to do.
My trainer Jimmy Tibbs and my promoter Frank Warren told me that I had to be patient and get the jab going.
The Commonwealth is one of three belts I want to win before going for a world title.
There's such a big buzz around boxing at the moment. Everything's happening and there's so much building up with a lot of young talent coming through.
It is an honour to fight at the Royal Albert Hall.
But as an amateur, the highest level you can box at is the Olympics. I did that at 18 and felt it was time to move on to other challenges as a professional.
You've got to look and pick your shots - and that's where your class and skill comes out.
I've had two fights within a month and I can't ask for more than that.
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