team has big plans for me. I will definitely be stepping up competition and
perhaps will be fighting for a youth world title soon." Super Mian Hussain
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did you come to be a boxer?
MH: My father was a boxer and he got me and my brothers involved in boxing
at a young age.
DE: What was your amateur record and what kind
of accolades did you achieve?
MH: My record was 61-15. I won many Golden Gloves tournaments, represented
Canada at the 2011 Pan American Games and won a bronze medal with a
fractured wrist. I was the best boxer in Canada but because of politics,
someone else went to the 2012 Olympics instead of me.
DE: Now that you're a professional boxer, what
are your goals and expectations?
MH: My goal is to be a World Champion and be the best of my era.
DE: Now that you have been a pro for 10 months,
do you feel that you have now fully made the transition from amateur to
MH: I never really fought as an amateur style boxer, so I didn't really have
problem with the transition.
DE: You are now 6-0 and have just moved up to 6
rounders, so what do you feel is the next step for you with regards to your
career progress? Will you be looking for more learning fights, or are you
and your team already looking into stepping up in competition?
MH: My team has big plans for me. I will definitely be stepping up in
competition and perhaps will be fighting for a youth world title soon.
DE: You are regarded by many as being amongst
the most promising prospects on the Canadian scene, as well as one of the
most exciting young fighters in the country. Why do you think people are
already beginning to recognise your potential?
MH: I'm very thankful to people who are already beginning to recognise my
potential at this early stage of my career. I think it might have something
to do with the way I go for the knockout without getting hit in return.
DE: Are you enjoying developing as a fighter
under the radar, or do you relish the day when you are the main event on
cards and more people around the world are aware of you?
MH: I'm enjoying every moment of my journey that will lead me to the main
events and to the world titles.
DE: For those who have not yet seen you fight,
how would you describe your style?
MH: I'm a southpaw power puncher and a counter-puncher with fast hands. And
I rarely get hit with a clear punch.
DE: Who are some of the best fighters you have
ever sparred with, whether as an amateur, or in your short time as a
MH: I have sparred with most of the top boxers in Canada. Superman Adonis,
Alvarez, Bizier, David Lemieux, Maduma, Decarie, Schiller. I learned from
them all but most of my learning came from my teammate Jean Dierry. I've
been sparring with him since I was 17 years old and that's one of the
reasons Jean doesn't have problems fighting with southpaws.
DE: What are your thoughts on your weight
division, both domestically in Canada and beyond?
MH: My last 3 fights have been under 150 pounds, I will be fighting as a
welterweight. It's an exciting division with a lot of talented fighters
around the world. And I believe I'm already the best welterweight boxer in
DE: Who are some of your boxing idols from past
MH: Muhammad Ali is a inspiration to all generations. Growing up, I also
enjoyed watching Roy Jones, Mike Tyson and Naseem Hamed. In the present, I
enjoy watching all the fights and of course Bernard Hopkins, who's making
history every time he fights.
DE: A random fact about you that fans probably
don't already know?
MH: I'm the only Pakistani origin professional boxer in North & South
DE: Final words?
MH: Big thanks to all my supporters and fans all around the world. You can
all follow me on twitter at @Supermian1. Shout-out to my Eye Of The Tiger
Management team and Camille Estephan, the best manager in the world.