Such is his engine and desire to throw punches, anyone who spars Alfredo Meli labels him a ‘workaholic’.
The undefeated middleweight, who fought to a thrilling draw with prospect Conrad Cummings last Friday night, obviously takes that approach to everyday life.
Meli is a boxer by night and a mechanic by day and rebuffed suggestions he should go into full time boxing after his Waterfront showing.
“No chance. I’ve a family and family comes first,” he said post fight.
“ It’s just boxing for me. It’s not a life-time job for me, I’m back to work on Monday morning as normal with the boys. I’m looking forward to getting back to work now.”
Meli returned to the office without a victory on Monday for the first time in his career, but he believes despite being dropped in the first stanza that he bossed the exciting bout and is, like Tyrone’s Cummings, eager for a repeat.
“I honestly do think I won it,” he said.
“But that’s the way it goes. It’s boxing. I thought I out-muscled him. I pushed him back and I was bullying him, I was the boss and that’s why I think I won it because I was the boss. You win some, you lose some and you draw some. I did myself proud and my family proud and I can hold my head high.”
“I wouldn’t say no, I took this fight as quick as possible, so I’d be up for a rematch anywhere.”