This week it’s the turn of Navan super middleweight Chris Blaney [1(1)-0], and the Ginger Ninja doesn’t disappoint.
Q: Hardest Trainer?
A: It’s a throw up between Jono Carroll and Ryan Burnett, but I have to give it to Ryan, the boy never stop. I remember we were away on a trip in Azerbaijan and we trained for 2 hours and he wanted to do more pads after training, the boy doesn’t ever want to stop.
Q: Biggest Moaner?
A: Biggest moaner is a tough one, probably Joe Ward as a junior. When I trained with him he would be always giving out about a tough session. I didn’t mind that cause I was always in his ear as well telling him to say something!
A: That would have to be Roy Sheahan and Eric Donovan. Them two together could be a comedy act. Big Con Sheehan as well, always slagging Davy Oliver Joyce, it used to be hilarious.
Q: Biggest Ladies Man?
A: 100% Sonny Upton. I’ll probably get in trouble off him if I tell any stories so I’ll say nothing! I don’t know how the man does it. He’s a dirty dog, in heat all the time.
Q: Most Intelligent?
A: There’s not too many intelligent boxers, apart from myself! But I’d say Darren O’Neill or Adam Nolan, two brain boxes.
Q: Least Intelligent?
A: Joe Ward has to be the least intelligent, he’s just on a different level.
Q: Hardest Puncher?
A: Hardest puncher I ever sparred/fought was Roy Sheahan when he was 69kg. I was sparring him coming up to the all-Irelands when I was 75kg and he hit me an uppercut right on the nose, I couldn’t breathe out of it for 2 weeks
Q: Most Naturally Talented?
A: Again that goes to Joe Ward. Never likes to train but always gets the win and makes it look so so easy. The man’s an animal
A: There’s not too many cheap lads I can think of, but I’d say Christy Joyce. He’d peel an orange in his pocket so he wouldn’t have to share it, and keep the skin for later.
Q: Worst Dancer?
A: Chris Phelan by a country mile. He would just pull off some of the most ridiculously bad moves, and he use to think he was the bee’s knees.
Q: Worst Dress Sense?
A: Michael O’Reilly. He used to love the vest and shirt with tracksuit bottoms and Timberland boots.
Q: Biggest Messer?
A: Tough one this. It’s between Paddy Barnes and Mick Conlan. As everyone knows, they can’t be separated, and they pull all the pranks in the High Performance – even burning people’s boxing gear!
Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)