HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
THE BOXING DENTIST OF SALFORD PREPARES FOR NEXT PRO BOUT
 

Star date: 12th February 2017

DR HITMAN WILL TAKE OUT YOUR TEETH!

Salford's boxing dentist, Arthif Daniel, aka Dr Hitman, is currently preparing for his next professional bout at Victoria Warehouse on 18th February. The super welterweight has trained with Floyd Mayweather and studied dentistry at Kings's College in London.

How does Dr Hitman combine the two jobs? Ian Leslie reports...

Full details here...


Dr Hitman Arthif Daniel
click image to enlarge

Salford based boxer Arthif Daniel is currently preparing for his next professional bout at Victoria Warehouse on February 18th. However, he is not your average fighter; unlike most boxers he has to combine his busy training schedule with his day job... as a dentist.

The media seem to enjoy the clichéd view of boxers and romanticise about tough upbringings and limited opportunities. Arthif Daniel's back-story doesn't quite fit that mould (sorry about the pun).

Since he first started to box at the age of eight, Arthif has dreamt of becoming a professional fighter. Although he elected to dedicate his younger years to study and fulfil his passion to become a dentist, he never fell out of love with the sport. Even whilst studying at King's College University London, he used boxing as way of keeping fit and gave lessons to fellow students. It wasn't until after becoming a qualified dentist that he realised he had unfinished business in the ring...

"After graduating, I was excited to finally commence my boxing career" he recalls. And it soon became clear that Arthif had what it takes to become a professional boxer.

"I am very close friends with Danny Williams, a legend in British boxing and one time conqueror of Iron Mike Tyson" Arthif explains "I used to train with him in London and he helped me a lot with my boxing. He made me realise my potential and introduced me to several figures in the professional ranks to make my dream a reality. Amir Khan and his team were also hugely instrumental."

Instead of shying away from his academic credentials and hiding behind the bravado that most fighters adopt, Arthif elected to reference his doctorate directly in his nickname, Dr Hitman. To complete his boxing moniker, he took inspiration from his boxing hero Thomas 'Hitman' Hearns.

He follows in a fine tradition of pugilistic academics: the legendary Ukrainian Klitschko brothers have both attained PhD qualifications (Dr. Iron Fist and Dr. Steel Hammer) and Mexican superstar Marco Antonio Barrera studied Law at university.

So when he mentioned that he was turning pro, what kind of response did he get?
"A lot of people were very surprised and they could not quite fathom the concept, since it was admittedly against all stereotypes of a professional boxer" he says "But when people actually saw me box, they then began to appreciate that I actually could offer something to the sport."

And is it difficult to combine the two differing professions?
"It is difficult" he explains "But as Floyd Mayweather has famously dubbed his phrase: 'hard work and dedication; the two keys to success'. I am also very fortunate that my amazing wife, who is also a practising dentist in Ordsall, is a great cook who tailors my meals to my diet. The hardest part of keeping within my boxing weight limit is that I am a man who loves desserts."

Arthif has spent time training in Las Vegas with Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, of the Floyd Mayweather Boxing Gym, and trained alongside Floyd Mayweather Jnr himself. He recently caught up with Floyd in New York at the Badou Jack and James Degale world title bout. Floyd even took time to record a special message of endorsement for Dr Hitman's upcoming fight.

"I have known Floyd since 2012 and I have been blessed being able to train with him and the Money Team every year over in Las Vegas since" says Arthif "I have learned so much from him and I am truly indebted to him for all his help, advice and prayers."

And his ultimate ambition as a boxer?
"My ultimate goal is to work hard and dedicate myself to the sport of boxing and see what happens" he decides "My saying is: 'do your best and let God do the rest'..."


It's well worth keeping an eye on Arthif on Twitter. He gives a real insight and unique view from behind the scenes of professional boxing. @drhitmandaniel

The upcoming bout on 18th February at Victoria Warehouse sees Dr Hitman step up for his first six round fight. Tickets are £35 general admission and £60 ringside. For tickets click here

Update: 19th February Dr Hitman Scores Impressive Points Win at Victoria Warehouse - click here

Janieve wrote
at 10:32:30 AM on Monday, February 13, 2017
At least whoevers teeth he knocks out will bring him some custom ha good luck Arthif and do your best 👍🏼👊🏼
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
SLADS
Salford Live Events
Salford Star contact
Salford Star
Salford Star print
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: FRIEDRICH ENGELS BUZZING IN SALFORD AND MANCHESTER
Jeff Grimshaw, I never forgot that Engels was from a very wealthy family, I just finished reading his book the condition of the... [more]
article: SALFORD TOWER BLOCK CLADDING CRISIS WILL COST MILLIONS OF POUNDS AND COULD TAKE YEARS TO SOLVE
Well well well, the labour groups golden bollocks council officer appears to have been found wanting! Justice at last for someone ... [more]
article: SALFORD TOWER BLOCK CLADDING CRISIS WILL COST MILLIONS OF POUNDS AND COULD TAKE YEARS TO SOLVE
We all seem to be obsessed with the issues surrounding cladding, but in Arthur Millwood, there are many, many, many more fire risk... [more]
article: SALFORD TOWER BLOCK CLADDING CRISIS WILL COST MILLIONS OF POUNDS AND COULD TAKE YEARS TO SOLVE
Cllr Hinds is right, 100% right. These affected residents should vote with their feet. They should use their feet to boot these us... [more]
article: SALFORD TOWER BLOCK CLADDING CRISIS WILL COST MILLIONS OF POUNDS AND COULD TAKE YEARS TO SOLVE
In the past the tower blocks had a residents committee. If they have then all get together and demand a public meeting with the l... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD TOWER BLOCK CLADDING CRISIS WILL COST MILLIONS OF POUNDS AND COULD TAKE YEARS TO SOLVE

Star date: 20th July 2017

RESIDENTS COULD 'VOTE WITH THEIR FEET' AND LEAVE ADMITS COUNCIL LEAD MEMBER

The Salford tower block cladding crisis could take years to sort out and will cost millions of pounds that the Council doesn't have, civic leaders told a full meeting of Salford City Council yesterday as they criticised the Tory Government's response post-Grenfell.

Meanwhile, as concrete boards are starting to be installed over exposed insulation on the blocks, Lead Member, Bill Hinds, said residents could start "voting with their feet" and leave their homes.

Full details here...

SALFORD CITY MAYOR TO FACE PROTESTS FROM HOMELESS AT HOUSING CONFERENCE

Star date: 19th July 2017

SALFORD LADS CLUB AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONFERENCE TO FACE PROTESTS

Tomorrow, 20th July, Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, is to be the keynote speaker at a 'housing crisis' conference, hosted by the National Housing Federation and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation at Salford Lads Club.

Dennett will be setting out a new 'affordable housing vision' for Greater Manchester – but homeless campaigners will be protesting and holding a procession from the Lads Club to a squat at Hulme Hippodrome. Salford City Council has been bulldozing affordable housing for the last decade and allowing developers to evade contributing to new affordable housing.

Full details here...

SALFORD BATTLE WITH PEEL HOLDINGS BEGINS AGAIN

Star date: 18th July 2017

PEEL PROPOSES 165 HOUSES IN WORSLEY GREENWAY – AS PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO BROADOAK PREPARES TO COMMENCE

Salford's battle with Peel Holdings kicks off again this week when the company's planning application to build 165 houses at Broadoak South, in the Worsley Greenway, gets considered by councillors – with a recommendation to refuse permission.

Anticipating this, Peel has tried to include an appeal for the 165 houses within a Public Inquiry into its whole Broadoak scheme which starts on 3rd October.

Full details here...

POLICE INVOLVED AS TURF WAR BREAKS OUT IN QUIET WORSLEY SUBURB

Star date: 17th July 2017

MASKED PHANTOM FENCE AVENGER HITS LEAFY WORSLEY

In a quiet suburb of Worsley, at the back of the White Horse pub, all hell has broken loose over a little footpath through a very small wood that a new owner had blocked off.

Here, there's been police involvement and petitions as residents fight to keep their public right of way open, plus a masked phantom fence avenger who has struck three times in the dead of night...

Full details here...

MORE GREATER MANCHESTER FIRE SERVICE CUTS COULD BE ON THE WAY

Star date: 17th July 2017

AS INQUIRY INTO MANCHESTER ARENA BOMB ATTACK BEGINS, MORE FIRE CUTS COULD BE IMPOSED

With a formal 'debrief', or inquiry, into the response to the Manchester Arena bomb attack due to begin - and with communities worried about fire safety in the wake of Grenfell Tower - behind the scenes Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, and his team are looking at 'redesigning' the fire and rescue service - which inevitably means cuts and possible mergers with other blue light services.

"I think there clearly are some, er, sensitivities around that and we'll have to take those into account but yes that is on the agenda" Deputy GM Mayor Beverly Hughes said recently.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx