I made a movie some years ago called Cinderella Man, I played former heavyweight boxing Champion James Braddick. During the fight scenes I had to be in great physical condition and make the fight scenes as authentic as possible. I did this with the help of Mark CHOPPER Burgess. He assisted in many rounds of sparring ( with me ) and advice on technique and fighter fatigue. Chopper is a highly intelligent athlete with infinite knowledge of the sport of boxing. I really enjoyed my time with him…
Chopper, a friend, a mate and a training partner… I have never meet anyone else like him. Discipline personified.
Chopper is the first person I call when I need a reality check, his training is tuff. His loyalty and respect is why we have been close friends for almost 20yrs. I am the star, but what he can do at his age is amazing… he just wears too much after shave…ha ha.
Love training with the old fella, Chopper makes me work hard which makes playing easy in comparison. I am just waiting for him to slow down a bit so I have more of a chance of tagging him.
Chopper is a fantastic trainer, I really enjoy my time with him, can’t believe he is the age he is… awesome.