Amy Andrew is set to make her pro debut on August 21
When and why you started boxing:
I started for fitness. I signed up for a white collar fight on a whim. I’d signed up because I’d tried to do marathons and not trained so I thought if I was going to get punched in the face I’d probably end up training, which I did. I was 29.
Favourite all-time fighter:
I love Claressa Shields. She’s incredible, I really like her body shots as well. And she doesn’t give a s**t. She just does her thing and people hate her, people like her, people respect her. The men get away with it so why can’t she?
Best fight you’ve seen:
There’s so many, I can’t choose.
Personal career highlight:
Winning the England Boxing Elite championship, that was beyond my wildest dreams. I’ve never had a happier day in boxing. It was the best thing ever. I never thought that would happen for me. I’m still the national champ at the moment because there haven’t been any Elites.
Probably Skye Nicolson. Her style really frustrated me.
Best and worst attributes as a boxer:
My worst attribute is I’m really, really negative on myself. So it makes it difficult sometimes because I think I’m losing when I’m actually wining. My best attribute is probably I’m so hard on myself because I always try harder and I’m always training to train harder.
Consistency is key. Just get in the gym every day and don’t give up.
I love any restaurant in Edgeware road. I love Lebanese food. Hummus is my downfall.
Best friends in boxing:
Numan [Hussain, her husband], Masood Abdullah, Natty Ngwenya, but I’ve got so many friends in boxing. I just think it’s an amazing community and particularly the girls I’ve met.
Other sportsperson you would like to be:
I would like to be a snowboarder.
Last film/TV show you saw:
Start Up on Netflix.
Who would play you in a film of your life:
I don’t know, someone who didn’t mind getting punched in the face.
Have you ever been starstruck:
Yes, absolutely, Judi Dench. I’m an absolute fangirl. I used to be a journalist so I once interviewed her. It was the worst interview anyone has ever written. I was so starstruck.
Last time you cried:
All the time. Probably yesterday. And when my fight fell through I cried.
Best advice received:
Don’t listen to other people.
Worst rumour about yourself:
Probably loads but I don’t really know them though.