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'I have to make it worthwhile' - Cutler thankful to girlfriend Ellie for answering London calling
Dorset fighter Lee Cutler thanked girlfriend Ellie for answering his London calling and insisted: “I have to make it worthwhile now.”
The former Poole ABC man is set for his first fight under new coach Josh Pritchard in Bournemouth on Sunday, December 10, when he takes on Kingsley Egbunike for the vacant English super welterweight title.
Cutler, who now trains as part of Shane McGuigan’s stable in London, revealed his girlfriend was set to join him living in the capital during the new year.
And with Ellie set to move her entire life for the man nicknamed ‘Chaos’, the 27-year-old insisted it only added fuel to the fire in his bid to make the big time.
Cutler told Total Guide to Dorset: “I will be moving up here with my girlfriend and she will look to get a job up here as well.
“She has been really supportive with me. Is going to leave her job and everything – she works for her brother at the moment.
“She is willing to do that for me but it’s also going to make me train harder because I have to make it worthwhile now.
“I am very thankful for her putting me first.
“Because this move happened so quickly, I just said ‘look, let’s get this fight out the way, get looking for jobs and stuff and next year we can fully make the move and be up here’.
“I obviously want to be in the gym when I haven’t got a fight coming up, because I want to be learning. I don’t just want to be learning when a fight is coming up.”
For now, Cutler is currently in temporary accommodation with long-time friend and WBO cruiserweight Champion Chris Billam-Smith.
Bournemouth’s own Billam-Smith is set to top the bill at the BIC next month, when he defends his crown against Poland’s Mateusz Masternak.
But how have the pair been as housemates in camp, before returning to Dorset on weekends?
“It’s been quite funny. A lot of conversation does surround boxing with us two. We have a good laugh,” said Cutler.
“Normally people get on each other’s nerves when you are around them for a long time but it’s been good.
“We are up here training. We are not always together but in the evenings we will have food together and it’s good to go through it with somebody.
“When I was on my own down south I felt like it was just me. But when you are with someone who is going through exactly the same, it helps a lot.”
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