Love Island star Jack Fincham swapping showbusiness for boxing career

Jack Fincham is trading reality show fame for the boxing ring (Picture: Rex/Instagram/jack_charlesf)

Jack Fincham has revealed his new career move as a professional boxer and hopes to compete in the light heavyweight division. 

The former Love Island star, 28, who welcomed his first child at the start of the year, shared a video declaring: ‘I’m not a reality star, I’m a professional boxer’. 

He added: ‘This is a dream come true for me ever since being an amateur boxer as a kid I have officially signed to become a professional fighter with – @boxxer. Can’t wait to get started, watch this space…’

Jack, who won the 2018 series of Love Island with ex-girlfriend Dani Dyer, is being coached by Tyson Fury’s former trainer, Ben Davison. 

He previously competed in a total of 26 bouts as an amateur boxer for Eltham ABC at the age of 14. 

He told PA about his training regime: ‘It’s been a complete lifestyle change. There’s no more eating takeaways, there’s no more popping to the pub for a beer with your mates, and when I do go out and socialise I’m drinking Diet Cokes and water.

‘So it’s been a lifestyle change for the better and I’m feeling so much better. I’m sleeping better, everything is falling into place around training like this, and the intensity of it can only be good for me, so the lifestyle change has been big but for the better.’

Since getting back in the ring, Jack has seen a transformation to his body, too: ‘I’ve lost probably over half a stone at the minute and I’m only a couple of weeks in. It’s falling off me.

‘I’m going to be so thin soon I’m going to be coming through the crack of the door.’

Love Island star Jack Fincham swapping showbusiness for boxing career

Jack’s mind and body have been transformed since starting training (Picture: Instagram/jack_charlesf)

Jack is currently on a six-week training camp to get fighting fit, and added that it has helped his mental health to have the strict regime. 

He explained: ‘Recently I’ve been struggling with my anxiety but since training twice a day, it’s near enough non-existent. Exercising every day has made me feel a thousand times better.

‘When I get in a boxing ring I’m very focused, I know I’m there to do a job and I’ll do anything I can to win.

dani dyer and jack fincham on love island

Jack won the 2018 series of Love Island with Dani Dyer (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

‘I think the main thing for me is I want to prove a lot of people wrong and I want to show people another side to me – not the dad bod side.

‘I want to show them the athletic side of me and I did actually have a talent for boxing and I want to show people that you can go and get yourself in shape and that you can do it.

‘And also prove to myself that I can still do it, this is a very personal goal of mine and I just want to show people that I can do it.’

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