In preparation for an exhibition match with Floyd Mayweather, former Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers said he was "grafting.".
The American will be the opponent in the 35-year-old's first fight in the UK. He has competed in one professional boxing match.
Aaron said he had ambitions to compete against the likes of KSI and Logan Paul and "sail off into the sunset," disregarding those who have criticized "influencer boxing.".
On February 25 at London's O2 Arena, Aaron will square off against Mayweather.
Mayweather has competed in several exhibition matches, including contests against YouTuber Deji and Logan Paul, since he announced his retirement in 2017 with a 50-0 record.
Celebrity boxing fights are not a recent trend.
Lyle Azlado, an NFL player, was Muhammad Ali's opponent in a match for Sport Relief in 1979, and Bob Mortimer faced Les Dennis in 2002.
Aaron agrees that "times are changing," despite criticism from some boxing purists of this fight game genre.
He declared, "It's good for business.".
"I'm bringing quite a few Geordie Shore cast members. The sport will benefit from more viewers.
It doesn't follow that they shouldn't watch the sport just because they aren't ardent boxing fans.
"I'm going to devour it. If I can land KSI and Tommy Fury and then get offered a few more, why not?
I'll get those and leave in the evening. Watch what transpires. ".
Although it may surprise some, BBC 5Live boxing analyst Steve Bunce said he "doesn't have a problem" with influencers competing.
They shouldn't be judged as traditional boxers because they aren't, don't want to be, and aren't traditional boxers.
They come from a different setting, one where the sport receives a tremendous influx of eyes and ears. ".
Aaron stated, "I wasn't healthy," when asked about his time on Geordie Shore. Every week, I would drink five or six nights. ".
He now has three children, wants to set an example, and has previously discussed how learning MMA helped him cope with anxiety.
The previous year, he said, "was such a bad year on all fronts.". "At a time when my personal life and boxing career were on the decline, I find myself facing off against one of the greatest boxers in history for the first time in the United Kingdom.
It simply demonstrates how quickly things can change. ".
Aaron, who had met Mayweather years earlier when the boxing promoter was employed as a security guard on Geordie Shore, secured the match by sending a "random message" to one of Mayweather's team.
He and Mayweather will battle it out over eight rounds of two minutes each, and he said that Mayweather "won't want me to tarnish his reputation.".
"Kill or be killed," he declared.