Nothing could be further away from Traian Tudosache’s profession.
The 29 year old settled in Wolverhampton after leaving his homeland of Italy to become a nurse for the NHS.
He brought his sporting aspirations with him from Rome, which began with kickboxing before he switched to boxing as an adult.
After a handful of amateur bouts in the Italian capital, Tudosache linked up with Brooklands Boxing Club in Dudley, shortly after his arrival in the Black Country.
Brooklands is run by former professional boxing champion Darren McDermott, who took Tudosache under his wing as his grounding continued.
McDermott has now passed him on to pro trainers Richard Ghent and Robert Wright, with his tutelage now based at the RG Box Fit gym in Bilston.
Tudosache believes his natural instinct is to fly into battle and trade blows, but he explained how he’s been adding more to his game in the pro ranks.
He said: “I’m a qualified staff nurse, so I spend my time between the New Cross and West Park (Rehabilitation) hospitals. I live near West Park.
“I came to England from Italy six years ago, I wanted to see the world a bit and time certainly goes fast. The people in Wolverhampton have been really nice to me.
“I started kickboxing when I was a child, but I didn’t take up boxing until I was 18, about the same time as I went to university in Rome. It’s just sort of gone from there.
The likeable Italian has drawn his two fights to date and steps in with the vastly experienced Chris Adaway this evening.
“I want that first win tonight,” he added. “I’ve not exactly got the classic Floyd Mayweather style, I like to get stuck in and I’m not afraid of what can happen. I think I’ve got a good chin.
“My coach (Richie Ghent) has made some good improvements to me, such as getting me to use my jab, find my range and keep my hands up.”
Tickets are priced at £45 on the door at The Venue, Dudley, this evening.