I am currently the reigning middleweight world champion and I also represented GB in the 2012 Olympic Games.
My main boxing gym, that I attend frequently, is Hartlepool Headland ABC, and my club coach is Tim Coulter.
Although I feel I am a shy person, I am very competitive and I hate losing. Sport has made me who I am today; it has given me goals in life and given me a lifestyle which I'm very grateful and thankful for.
After representing GB in the 2012 Olympic Games, and not medalling I was left disappointed that I didn't achieve my biggest dream in life.
This has left me motivated with the passion and drive to achieve a medal in the 2016 Olympic Games because I know what it feels like to fall at the last hurdle.
This has left me with a desire to never feel the disappointment as I did during that time.
A closer future goal for me is the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The scholarship will have a big impact on my life; just the thought of being involved with something like this is very exciting.