Having been crowned English super-middleweight champion last year, Zak Chelli bounced back from a second career defeat by stopping middleweight Jordan Grannum in his last bout.
Introducing the pride of Fulham - Zak Chelli...
|Place of Birth||Fulham, London|
|Weight Division||Super middleweight|
Zak Chelli has a professional boxing record of 14-2-1. His most notable fights include:
We sat down with the 26-year-old pugilist to discuss all things boxing...
Who are your favourite fighters of all time that have inspired you?
It has to be Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson - the two GOATs.
What have been the favourite fights of your career so far?
Winning the BOXXER Tournament or the English title.
What would you say is your best attribute in boxing?
My power and fitness.
Do you have any interesting pre-fight rituals/ superstitions?
I just pray for victory.
What is your ultimate goal in boxing?
To be undisputed world champion.
Chelli overcame fellow BOXXER fighter Germaine Brown to claim the English Super-Middleweight title at OVO Wembley Arena on 11th June 2022.
We also spoke to Chelli about his loves outside of the ring...
Who are your favourite music artists?
I don't listen to music really.
It has to be pizza - I'm half Italian.
Lord of the Rings.
Favourite holiday destination?
Dubai or Japan.
Favourite TV series?
Favourite sportsperson outside of boxing?
Roger Federer - the GOAT of tennis.
Zak Chelli will face former foe Jack Cullen for the British and Commonwealth title on the Natasha Jonas v Mikaela Mayer undercard in Liverpool on January 20th 2024.