“I’m very comical. A killer in the ring, but comical in person.”—Nick Givhan
The name may not be a household one yet, but Nick Givhan is putting W’s in the win column and zero L’s in the loss column to make it just that, well known. Givhan is a prospect at welterweight and someone you want to look out for.
BB: You just had a win over Gilbert Venegas on September 27th. How would you rate your performance?
My performance was a nine. The only reason I rate it a nine was because I left it to the judges, and didn’t go for the knockout
BB: You have been a pro a little over two years now. Is there anything that has surprised you about being in the sport as a professional?
The judging. It feels as though they’re watching a whole other fight
BB: Where do you see yourself in two years when it comes to your boxing career?
I see myself as a world title contender.
BB: What type of fighter do you consider yourself?
Crafty. My defense allows me to get my offense off.
BB: Who is your favorite fighter of all-time and why?
James “Lights Out” Toney. Because he’s very tricky, and I like to mimic his style, which is great to have.
BB: What is the greatest fight you have ever seen and why?
Roy Jones, JR. Vs. James Toney. Every round was action packed. That’s when boxing was at its best.
BB: What is one thing outside of boxing that you can share that may surprise the readers?
I’m very comical. A killer in the ring, but comical in person.
BB: If you could meet one person from anytime in history, who would it be and what would your first question be for them?
Malcolm X. I’d ask him what kept him disciplined and focused on his mission? Was it something spiritual? Was it his family? What kept him focused?
BB: Do you favor a mandatory retirement fund for all boxers and if so, how do you think it can finally be accomplished?
Yes, I do favor it. But the problem would be what qualifies fighters to receive the funds.
BB: Finally, what is the saying you live your life by?
“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”
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(Interviewer’s note: I would like to thank Amy Green for coordinating this interview.)
Professional Record: 12-0, 9 KO’s
Date Opponent W-L-D Location Result
2012-08-17 Mike Fitzgerald 1-5-0 Comstock Park, US W TKO 2
2012-09-27 Eric Ricker 3-10-0 Detroit, US W TKO 3
2013-01-12 David McClendon 0-0-0 Grand Rapids, US W TKO 2
2013-03-23 Rick Ogden 0-0-0 Kalamazoo, US W KO 2
2013-06-01 William Roundtree 0-0-0 Holland, US W KO 1
2013-07-06 Delano Kealohapauole 0-6-0 Grand Rapids, US W TKO 2
2013-09-07 Rick Ogden 0-3-0 Saint Johns, US W TKO 1
2013-11-27 Michael Pickett 1-5-0 Detroit, US W TKO 2
2014-02-22 Federico Flores Jr 7-5-1 Grand Rapids, US W UD 6
2014-03-28 Clifford McPherson 2-18-1 Weirton, US W UD 4
2014-05-16 Thomas Amaro 2-4-0 Dearborn, US W TKO 2
2014-09-27 Gilbert Venegas 12-14-4 Dearborn, US W SD 6