Sonny Conto Q&A
When did you start boxing and why?
I started boxing at the age of 10. I was always a physical kid, and it was something that I wanted to try.
What is your first memory in the sport?
The most prominent memory I have from early on was sparring a professional fighter and holding my own.
Which fighters do you pattern yourself after?
Tyson Fury by the way I move, and my speed. A big version of Canelo.
Who are your favorite current or recent pro fighters?
My favorite active fighters - Canelo Alvarez, Tyson Fury, Teofimo Lopez.
Do you have a hidden talent?
I’m a good fisherman, and I’m a good pitcher. My biggest fishing accomplishment is catching a six pound bass.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I wrestled in high school. I had some varsity experience as a freshman, and it was my first experience ever.
Who are your favorite pro sports teams and non-boxing athletes?
I like the Eagles, and all the Philadelphia teams. I like Bryce Harper.
What languages are you fluent in?
What’s your favorite movie?
A Bronx Tale
What’s your favorite TV show?
Do you have a favorite quote?
“Confidence breeds success. Success breeds confidence.”
What artists are most heavily featured on your playlist in camp?
Michael Jackson, Meek Mill, OT the Real
Do you have any superstitions or pre-fight rituals?
Where do you want to be 5 years from now?
Heavyweight champion of the world
If I wasn’t a professional boxer, I would be…
A professional baseball player
What or who is the biggest motivation in your life and why?
My mother and father are my biggest motivation. I have seen how hard they go through things, and it makes me want to put them in a better place.
Art of War by OT the Real