Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

­Denton Vassell Talks Career Goals, Training, More

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

MUM’s the word for ­Denton Vassell, who aims to be laughing all the way to the bank after his next fight.

Commonwealth welterweight champion Denton Vassell, who works at a ­Manchester branch of the HSBC bank, gets daily yoga lessons from his mother, Janet De Silva.

Dubbed ‘Mini Mike Tyson’ by his promoter Ricky Hatton, yoga forms part of his pre-fight ritual.

It will be a big part of the build-up to his six-rounder against Ronny McField of Nicaragua at Oldham Sports Centre next Saturday.

Vassell, 26, said: “My mum is a yoga teacher and it’s great way on fight days to wind down.

“I can do stretches that most ­people can’t do because of the yoga mum does with me. I have had 17 fights and won them all.


“And I put a lot of my success down to yoga. I work in a bank and when I need to relax I turn to yoga, which makes me a better person.

“People think I am all power, speed and fitness but the yoga has made me elusive.

“I do ­stretching and breathing exercises every day with my mum.

“ Sometimes I get stressed about opponents or boxing and yoga helps get my mind off the job.

“Yoga should be part of your ­lifestyle. Whenever I need to relax I turn to yoga and it really does me a power of good.

“I could fight Mike Tyson in his prime and be relaxed because I know I have done the hard work.”

Vassell loves his daily routine at the bank and said: “It’s a normal bank job and I really enjoy it ­because it’s another role for me.

“Plenty of boxers just box and do nothing else, but I like my job ­because it keeps my mind off ­boxing.”

The top-of-the-bill contest sees ­local hero Craig Watson challenge Lee Purdy for the British welterweight title in a rematch.

Watson lost the title to the Essex man in April, when he was stopped in five rounds at Manchester’s MEN Arena, and is determined to gain revenge.

In the chief supporting contest, Watson’s fellow Oldham fighter Darren Stubbs challenges Bob Ajisafe for the vacant English light-heavyweight title.

Hatton Promotions youngsters on the bill include Austin Hornsby, Dean Halsall and Matthew ­Clarkson.

The show will be broadcast free from 7pm next Sunday on www.hattonboxing.com

Tags: Denton Vassell image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Photos: Tyson Fury Looking Very Slim at Open Workout Antonio Tarver Arrested For Domestic Battery in Florida Abel Sanchez: No Beef? I Hope Canelo Stopped Eating Duck Too! Frank Warren: Fury-Wilder Winner Is World's Best Heavyweight Granados: Garcia Wouldn't KO Me, Either; Would Need Judges' Gift Tyson Fury: Let's Face It, Wilder Hasn't Really Fought Anybody Quigg: If Frampton Faces Warrington - Winner Has To Fight Me! BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - August 15 James Branch To Return, October 6 In Leicester Fury: If Pianeta Chins Me - I'll Crawl Over and Kiss His Feet! Euro News: Rossing, Schwarz, Edis Tatli, Formella, Gamhour Ray Beltran: Lomachenko Must Beat Me To Get To Mikey Garcia Hugo Ruiz Makes Quiet Return, Aims To Reclaim World Title Katie Taylor - Documentary To Lift Lid on Split With Her Dad Top Rank's DuBoef on Decision To Go With ESPN, NVBHOF Nod Hearn Reacts To Critics: Miller vs. Adamek is NO Mismatch! Joseph Diaz, Manager To Meet: Decide on Weight Class Future Canelo 30-Day Weight For Golovkin Rematch - 167.4-Pounds Loeffler: Golovkin is 1 Win Away From Breaking Hopkins Record Fury: Wilder Coming Over Because He Knows Where Daddy Lives Arum is Firm: Murata To Face Quigley, Won't Bow To WBA Order Jermain Taylor - Domestic Violence Charges Are Dropped Tony Yoka's Appeal is Rejected, Doping Ban is Upheld By Judge Jacobs-Derevyanchenko Likely Headed to MSG Theater October 27 Derrick Webster Continues Streak, Stops Les Sherrington Mariana Juarez, Jackie Nava in Line To Collide Later This Year Fury: You'll See 'Heavyweight Sugar Ray Leonard' Against Pianeta Golovkin 30-Day Weight For Canelo Rematch - 168.3-Pounds Hooker Pumped: I'm Ready To Make Saucedo My Next Victim! Golovkin Explains Saunders Deal, Tense Negotiations For Canelo Usyk vs. Bellew: Very Positive Meetings Take Place For Fight Hooker vs. Saucedo Purse Bid: Top Rank Beats Out Hearn Rigondeaux Looks To Work With DeCubas Jr., Aims To Be Active Ryosuke Iwasa vs. TJ Doheny Will Be Carried By ESPN+ Photos: Tyson Fury, Francesco Pianeta - Go Face To Face Fury's Coach: Our Focus Right Now is On Pianeta, Not Wilder Photos: Jose Pedraza Grinds Hard For Rey Beltran Title Fight Ruben Guerrero Leans To Canelo To Beat Golovkin in Rematch Arum on Pacquiao Meeting and Lomachenko's Future Trainer: Whyte-Chisora II Should Be Next; Whyte's Options Limited
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement