Live Interview with David Light
EPISODE: Episode 1
Mike chats with David ahead of his upcoming fight March 25th with Lawerence Okolie for the WBO World Cruiser Title
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Up s: [ Music ]: what up talking fight fans thanks for tuning in to this special episode of knuckle up with yours truly Mike Orr, and we have a wonderful guest for you today, ahead of his match coming up on March 25th against Lawrence okoli.
For that WBO cruiserweight title, our man, David light, is in the house, along with his coach Isaac, Peach The Man Behind Peach boxing.
We did that special a little while back on the channel.
We have them here in the studio, we’re gon na chop it up just before this big fight that happens next week on the 25th guys.
So we’re going to bring him in right now and get this interview underway.
Welcome guys, welcome! What’S up everything everything man, you got ta, you got a big fight coming up March 25th against Lauren sicoli, you’re gon na smash him.
Let’S, let’s talk, let’s talk about it, what uh? What what has been? What has been the prepping like for this one [ Music? ] um well yeah, it’s we’ve.
We’Ve obviously had to get the taller guys out of New Zealand, but you know: we’ve we’ve actually been really fortunate with um sparring.
Some of the best guys around are in the six foot five kind of Max uh.
You know I’ve been just been doing a lot of that getting ready for this for this fight.
Excellent, all right! You know what I’m super excited to see this one uh, your last fight was was great to watch and I guess you just you’re collecting these WBO belts.
Apparently, so you know it’s it’s time to take this one uh, I know I know Isaac.
I know Ozzy sketchy in that gym hard man working for this one uh.
We talked about this uh Isaac.
What’S uh, what’s what’s a game plan really without without you know, revealing what the real game plan is? Uh the gay places to take everything forward, we’re coming here to take everything forward, excellent yeah! So how was? How was the flight over guys everything adjusting great yeah? No we’re good it’s a long way, but it just takes a few days to to settle in and we could we’ve been training here already so things you guys just landed on Wednesday and you’re already hitting the gym twice.
Yeah! That’S awesome! So, what’s what’s the week to be like leading up to this whole thing, um um we’ve got a couple more hard sessions because we’ve come early, so a couple more hard sessions and then it’s just petering off really and just looking forward to the next Saturday.
I’M super excited to see this one uh David man, uh yeah, he’s got a seven inch reach on you.
Uh are you? Are you worried at all? Are you worried at all man, people got ta know.
Oh, I mean like there’s no point being worried.
Man, you know you just get in there and um I’ve been sparring guys who have got the same sort of attributes and um.
You know you just make things work and that’s where we’re at so excellent.
Have you been? Have you been uh dieting for this? One? Nutrition, wise all that kind of stuff.
You could have no problem making weight.
Yeah I’ll, be all right, that’s a problem at this stage, then you got before yeah exactly exactly oh man.
I can’t wait Isaac.
So what um? What what has it been like in the gym coming up to this like how? How has the excitement been in the gym, because I know I know your entire stable right now? I have just kind of like entered that world stage.
You know Mia’s got this big fight coming up in April um.
What’S what’s the secret behind it, man, another secret behind us, just attitude, really man um everyone’s sort of got the same attitude and I think, like David’s fight.
Now the attitude just gets stronger and better.
Our expectations on everybody, with my expectations and what I I need from these guys, is more and more every day right and I think their expectations on each other are a big thing.
They expect no one lets each other down everyone, trains hard and if someone’s not pulling weight, they’re going to stand out in the gym, you know so attitudes, everything of course, of course.
So I guess you’ve been you’ve been really busy with interviews all this week.
Then, are you enjoying your time over there in uh in the UK, [ Laughter, ] honestly, I know I know um.
What’S what’s going to be the game plan after after this big win like I know, you don’t want to think that far ahead, but what’s going to be the plan, do you think just take some time off maybe or are you gon na go straight at it And then, and get back in that gym, what is it? David’S got to just David’s got no other thoughts, but this fight it.
Despite everything – and I mean I always have these kind of thoughts as my job as the coach but um there’ll be no time off.
We don’t have time off 31 years old he’ll be back in the gym in about two weeks after him.
Only because he’s staying here with his Mrs to have a little holiday afterwards, you get a bit of time off afterwards, because you’re going to be with the missus okay, so they might get 10 days off and he’ll be back trained, like everyone else, yeah excellent.
So you got, you got the whole, the whole uh peach Clan there, the whole everybody behind you.
Did you bring anybody else or just you two to focus now, everyone’s fighting, so all the fighters have a fight coming up in the next month.
So it’s just me and David and Teresa at the moment, um and Bose.
My brother he’s coming in a couple of days.
Okay and that’s all, we’ve got and David’s got some family like we’ve got some people coming to support like it’s, some of David’s, family and stuff, but um.
It’S a tiny crew which is cool because most people try and come with big entourages and yeah yeah silly [, __ ] like that.
So I think, having a small Cruise, a positive thing: hey, we can just focus on on what we need to do we’re just here for a job then to get it done too.
Definitely um yeah.
This is a.
This is a big card.
It’S a it’s! An excellent opportunity for you, man, um, definitely probably I guess the biggest find of your career at the moment – right, yeah, yeah, definitely um! Honestly! After watching you come off the uh, the Brandon glanton fight um.
You know you captured that WBO Global Cruiser International Cruiser in that unanimous or sorry split ten ten, you know 10 rounders um.
Are you expecting this? Are you expecting this one to be quick um? That would be nice but um.
If it presents itself, then that’s what it’ll be, but if it doesn’t I’m ready to go the rounds because you know when I was talking to Isaac.
Isaac said you know he was getting smashed [ Laughter, ], it Sebastian man.
I believe, oh man.
I think I think the reach isn’t going to be uh isn’t going to be a problem for you.
You know, I know that uh, you know Isaac Isaac’s, a great Coach man, a great mentor and he definitely definitely knows how to get the best out of you.
So yeah I mean I’m expecting I’m expecting you know quick, isn’t in the clouds he’s been in the media, talking about the fury and new sick fight when he should be worrying about David light coming to whoop his ass right yeah.
Well, that’s how I feel deep down, but I don’t know I play my clients pretty close to my chest.
I’M super excited for it.
What uh? What’S the rest of your day? Look like.
I know this is like what four or five o’clock over there right now for you um was this like rest time and then you’re gon na hit the gym again tonight.
Nah um, that guy in the church, in about half an hour, so David goes to church.
Every day and well last time with America, I went every day, but I want to go for the whole of next week, I’m waiting till tomorrow.
Well, it is, it is St Patrick’s Day today, so you know you’re, not even you’re, not you’re, not even down.
That’S part of our thing that David does, as he goes to church you’ll be nice and it’s it’s good.
It’S actually really good so that that’s where he’s going then we’ll have dinner and we’re going to try and stay awake the husband’s trying to stay awake after about this time now, because right in New Zealand, It’s Five O’Clock in the morning so about now, we get Really tired, so he’s gon na go to church and then we’re going to try and eat and stay awake till nine o’clock and that’s the mission.
We’Ve got how many days because you like.
Not only do you have to worry about the time zones, you got to worry about what time the fight’s actually happening and making sure that you know that you’re, like at your Peak energy for the fight and a lot of people, don’t understand that when traveling, like Do you guys, do you guys start prepping for that kind of before you go over to it? [ Laughter, ] that whoa go ahead.
A couple more days, it’ll be sweet yeah.
My last two fights in Florida were the same.
You know we just got in got it like.
I took a few drugs, um took a few melatonin, not drugs, drugs, yeah, and then I just adjust real quick.
It takes me a few days and I’m all good and like we arrived on Florida I think like well.
It was a Tuesday to fight on a Saturday and we were pretty much adjusted.
So it was a little bit extra this time, but we reckon we’ll be sweet, we’re already getting the hang of it.
It’S all good yeah.
Definitely it looks like you’re getting the hang of it very well.
You guys look very wide-eyed, [ Laughter ], oh man.
I can’t wait to see this one.
It’S gon na be great uh, I’m looking forward to it.
I you know, I know I I know I know you have the ability to come in there and smash this guy man.
He hasn’t been doing much for a while.
Um, you know eight 18-0 versus 20-0.
You know you’re gon na you’re, gon na show them what it’s about.
I know what I believe in the peach boxing you know come on.
I get behind you guys.
You guys are in the uh yeah man, you come in there and you give it all like it’s gon na be fine man.
I can’t wait for it um.
You know, after the fight love, to get you back in for your thoughts.
Uh definitely would love to uh love to get a guy with you to follow you around for the day too, to document your entire uh.
Well, we’ll talk about we’ll talk about that later on [ Laughter, ], it’s gon na make me have to go to China better quiet time, I’m going to be a regular at church when he wins the title.
I’Ve told him that’s depression, oh man, honestly I’m.
What was he? What was the ultimate like, so you just went out to challenge.
Was that it or are you like? How did this whole fight come about? Um we took a fight with Brandon glanton.
I think they kind of matched a Coley and Brendan glenton up when Brandon glance needed to win a fight to get that fight.
So there I asked him we’re like hell: yeah we’ll go there straight away like we took it on six weeks, notice, um and went over there and beat him, so it stuffed everyone’s plans up and now we’re here.
The deal was man to the Critter of the WBO they stuck by their word and and have given us the shot, because it doesn’t usually happen.
You know so because usually it would be like yeah.
We did say that, but yeah yeah.
We did see that.
But now you’re gon na whoop, our Champion’s ass and we’re not really happy about that.
So now I was really grateful for that that they sat by their words so we’re here and we’re fighting for the world title.
So it’s pretty cool.
I’M super excited about it.
You know guys, I’m not going to keep you too much longer, because I know you got you got stuff to do over there, but thank you thank you for coming and talking to me, you know, even though it’s only a quick 15 minutes honestly can’t wait.
We’Re behind you we’re definitely gon na, be watching yeah we’re gon na talk to you after this big win man, because it’s gon na be huge and I don’t wan na you know.
I want to make sure that you keep your mind on the on the prize.
Man, yeah yeah yeah.
I know that man besides, don’t worry about it very, very serious, very serious, individual him down, because if you let him down you’re gon na be in trouble in the gym, [, Laughter ], so guys I will keep you thanks for coming David.
I’D say: good luck, but yo you, you know what you’re gon na effing smash them.
Thanks, bro we’re going to be talking to you when you’re wearing that belt super excited um.
You know Isaac, always a pleasure I’ll, be in touch about uh about about a guy.
On the ground over there uh after you can talk to the promoters and find out, if you can have somebody document, all the stuff there for David, we’ll send the guy and uh yeah.
Definitely we’ll uh we’ll talk about that before the fight comes up, but I’m Gon na.
Let You Go Now guys, so you can get back to your uh, get back to adjusting to the time over there and uh and and you got to go to church.
So you know don’t want to be late.
Definitely, definitely don’t want to be late for that.
Well guys, we will talk soon, tell the talk and fight fans around the world, thanks for tuning in to this special interview, with David light about to be the WBO Cruiser jam and his man Isaac, Peach, the The Man Behind Peach boxing and we’ve been talking about This style guys, you know what it is, we’ll see you next next time until then Knuckle Up.