Find out some secrets from some of the biggest names in the game on Seconds Out

Last Updated: 04/02/14 4:58pm

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Hard hits, the odd-low blow but plenty of laughs and the sides of boxers you never knew... welcome to Seconds Out.

Our exclusive quickfire Q&A will put the biggest names in the game under the spotlight.

Be they world champions, young prospects or former superstars, we put them through their paces.

It is not all about their boxing skills and secrets either as we quiz them a lot, lot more about their life outside the ring.

Family, food, films, football, it's all there, folks, so click on the videos below to see what your hero will reveal...


Seconds Out... Carl Frampton

AGE: 26
FROM: Belfast
IS: European super-bantamweight champion

MAYWEATHER OR PACQUIAO: I am a massive Pacquiao fan - my dog is called Manny - so I have to go for him.


Seconds Out... Eddie Hearn

AGE: 34
FROM: Brentwood
IS: Boxing promoter

FIRST BOXING MEMORY: Being at White Hart Lane for Bruno v Bugner, my dad's first promotion. He didn't have a clue what he was doing and nor did I!


Seconds Out... Lee Purdy

AGE: 26
FROM: Colchester
IS: The former British champion, English champion, Arena champion

GREATEST MOMENT SO FAR: Winning the British title against all the odds on a missive card on the undercard of Khan (v McCloskey). That was my best moment and I don't think I'll ever top that.


Seconds Out... George Groves

AGE: 25
FROM: Hammersmith
IS: Challenging for a world title

GREATEST MOMENT SO FAR: Beating James DeGale at the 02 Arena. Having that many people coming to support me in what turned out to be a huge fight - that was only a British title fight.


Seconds Out... Andy Lee

AGE: 29
FROM: Limerick
IS: A middleweight contender

ANY FIGHT DAY RITUALS: I have to have a cold shower before I leave the hotel.


Seconds Out... James Toney

AGE: 45
FROM:Grand Rapids, Michigan
IS:The 12-time world champion... in five different divisions

IF I COULD FACE ANYONE: There's a couple of guys that I didn't get in the ring with but wished I had. And there is a still a possibility with one of them... Bernard Hopkins.


Seconds Out...Luke Campbell

AGE: 25
FROM: Hull
IS: London 2012 gold medallist

NIGHT IN WITH THE MISSUS OR NIGHT OUT WITH THE LADS: It's nice to have a night in with the missus, but a few laughs out with the lads? It's 50-50... actually 60-40 to the missus!


Seconds Out...Ryan Rhodes

AGE: 36
FROM: Sheffield
IS: Former British and European champion and four-time world title challenger

FIRST BOXING MEMORY: I walked into Brendan Ingle's gym when I was six years old with my first set of boxing gloves - and I ripped them the very first day!


Seconds Out... Paulie Malignaggi

AGE: 33
FROM: New York
IS: Two-time champion of the world

DeNIRO OR PACINO: That's a tough one because they're both really good. But I think I have to lean towards DeNiro because I tend to likle his movies more... but it's not because I think he is any better an actor than Pacino.


Seconds Out... Anthony Ogogo

AGE: 24
FROM: East Anglia
IS: London 2012 bronze medallist

FAVOURITE PUNCH: Whatever lands really! A big right hand... a left hook... whatever lands I'm happy with!


Seconds Out… Joe Calzaghe

AGE: 41
FROM: Wales
IS: Former undisputed Super-Middleweight Champion of the World

IF I COULD FACE ANYONE: If our paths would have crossed, Carl Froch.


Seconds Out... Tyson Fury

AGE: 24
FROM: Manchester
IS: Professional boxer, undefeated, 21 and 0.

BEST FIGHT YOU'VE EVER SEEN: Bernard Dunne-Ricardo Cordoba. I was there, actually there and it was an awesome fight!


Seconds Out... Jamie moore

AGE: 34
FROM: Salford
IS: Former British, Commonwealth and European light-middleweight champion

FIRST BOXING MEMORY: Would be Nigel Benn fighting Michael Watson and the only part I can still remember is Watson knocking Benn out with a jab!


Seconds Out... Ricky Burns

AGE: 29
FROM: Coatbridge
IS: Current WBO lightweight champion

FAVOURITE PUNCH: Although I am right-handed, I hit harder with my left so I have to go with my left bodyshot.


Seconds Out - Savannah Marshall

AGE: 22
FROM: Hartlepool
IS: A Sky Sports Scholar in Boxing

FAVOURITE BOXER: It's propbably Muhammad Ali just because I remember walking into the gym for the first time at the age of 12 and seeing his poster in there!


Seconds Out - Jack Bateson

FROM: Leeds
IS: A Sky Sports Scholar in Boxing

NELSON OR McCRORY: Erm... I'm not going to answer that one. Next time I come in here I'll be in trouble if I answer it!


Seconds Out... Spencer Oliver

AGE: 38
FROM: Barnet
IS: Former European Super-Bantamweight champion

IF I COULD FACE ANYONE: I think I would've liked to face Marco Antonio Barrera. At the time he was the number one in my division and I was ranked number two. That was a fight I craved.


Seconds Out... Darren Barker

AGE: 31
FROM: Barnet
IS: A middleweight

MY FAVOURITE EVER FOOTBALLER? For years it used to be [Gianfranco] Zola but after his performances and how many times he has got us out of trouble... [Didier] Drogba.


Seconds Out... Reid

AGE: 25!
FROM: Sefton, Liverpool, now based in Bolton
IS: Former WBC super-middleweight champion of the world

IF I COULD FACE ANYONE? It will be Joe Calzaghe again! I'm waiting for that (second) fight still... and I would do it tomorrow! If I got a call and somebody put it on I'd take it!


Seconds Out... McCrory

AGE: Shrouded in mystery... and is staying that way!
FROM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
IS: Former cruiserweight champion of the world

IF I WASN'T A BOXER? If I wasn't a boxer I'd probably have wanted to be an actor because I had quite a career in it. I even auditioned for James Bond.


Seconds Out..Johnny Nelson

AGE: Next question
FROM: Sheffield
IS: Former cruiserweight world champion

FAVOURITE PUNCH? A dirty little uppercut! I broke the nose of the Aussie Adam Watt and it knocked him out. You don't see it coming but when it gets you, all you hear is the crack!


Seconds Out... Mathews

AGE: 27
FROM: Liverpool
IS: British and Commonwealth lightweight champion

BEST FIGHT EVER? Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti. I still watch them today, every one of them was a great fight so credit to both of them for being part of it. Unbelievable!


Seconds Out...Brook

AGE: 27 (was 26 at the time!)
FROM: Sheffield
IS: World title contender

FIRST BOXING MEMORY? Walking onto the gym and seeing Johnny Nelson, Ryan Rhodes and Naz, sparing in the ring. I looked up to them... I was that young kid!


Seconds Out...Hatton

AGE: 34
FROM: Manchester
IS: Four-time, two-weight world champion

FAVOURITE FIGHTER: It was Roberto Duran. I felt blessed that I met him on several occasions and I tried to model myself on him in several ways, not just in fighting terms or technical ways. He was a man of the people.

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