As Saturday’s boxing bout between Carl Frampton and Tyler McCreary fast approaches, a local ‘Boxerciser’ claims to know ‘what’s going through Frampton’s mind’, according to reports.
Davy Brawler says he knows all too well about the sacrifices and dedication required of professional fighters, after attending a Boxercise class down at his local community centre this week.
‘It’s like boxing but without the fear of being brutally punched about the head’, explained Davy. ‘Having taken this free class, I can totally relate to what these fighters must be going through right now’.
The 34-year-old described his own gruelling training regimen and strict diet he’s been adhering to this past week: ‘I get up about 11am and have a smoke. Then I take Sasha (his beloved German Shepherd) to the park for a walk and a sh*te.
‘After that, it’s straight down the community hall for a bit of pad work. I’ve switched from fried to boiled rice with my Salted Chilli Chicken from the Chinese. I even started mixing my vodka with diet Coke.
‘It’s not been easy but these are the sacrifices the likes of myself and The Jackal have to make if we wish to reach the top of the sport’.
Davy’s not the only one who can empathize with the struggles of former featherweight champion Frampton. Thousands of men across the UK and Ireland are looking forward to getting hammered and saturating social media with their expert analysis of the fight.
38-year-old Barney Tumble usually takes to Facebook to offer his opinion during fights, despite the fact his last physical confrontation with anyone took place while at nursery school.
‘As soon as I have a few beers and a fight is on the tele, I start to play over in my head the brutal fight I took part in thirty years ago – when little Jimmy Spence wrecked my sandcastle and I pushed him’, recalled Barney.
Meanwhile, 27-yr-old electrician Rodney Roughhouse is dreading watching the Frampton Vs McCreary fight with his best mate, ‘Basher’ Stewart.
‘The whole way through the bloody fight, Basher keeps nudging me in the ribs and shouting ‘Did ya see that, did ya see that?’, explained Rodney. ‘Of course I seen it. I paid for the f**king fight! But the next time he does it, I’m gonna say – ‘No Basher, I missed it! In fact, every time it looks as though someone is about to land a punch, I close my eyes – you d*ck.’