Alanna feels there is no one better placed for the job in the corner.
“I’ve been with Chez from the very start of his boxing career. I might be Chez’s wife but I’m also his best friend. I understand what drives him. It is really something special. If I wasn’t a boxer and just Chez’s wife, it might be more challenging from an emotional perspective to be in his corner watching him in the heat of battle.
“But I am not only Chez’s wife but also a boxer myself, so I understand what he will be going through. I recognise the risks and I know he will take punches in that ring. When Chez is fighting I’ll be in there with him, taking each and every blow, too. I will be driving him on.
“The fact is I know he’s experienced enough and can handle himself in the ring. I have seen Chez get rocked before in the amateurs. When he boxed in the ABA’s he took an eight-count and got up. I know that one punch in professional boxing can change someone’s career forever. I’ll be looking out for him making sure he’s OK.”
For Chez, Alanna is a rock. “Having Alanna in my corner on fight night will give me that extra edge. With every great man stands a stronger woman. She will keep me focused. We bounce off each other. Boxing is a lonely old sport sometimes and not everyone understands it. I’m lucky that my wife does. She’s competed at the highest level as an amateur.