Though now 22, the southpaw star, who’s chasing a 3rd successive professional win on the Drumossie Lodge on June 24, nonetheless remembers the unhealthy days rising up.
The Inverness Metropolis ABC fighter needs to be a sporting winner, however admits there’s a constructive second affect from being profitable.
Calum Turnbull reckons forging a profitable skilled boxing profession can be serving to to silence those that used to bully him at college.
He stated: “I used to be bullied at college and I had individuals telling me again then I used to be by no means going to be something particular. I at all times simply wished to show them fallacious.
“To at the present time, that also pushes me. I nonetheless see individuals who used to choose on me in class, perhaps on the town, and I remind them I’m going to do all the things I got down to do.
“I’ve already had a variety of respect as individuals say: ‘honest play’.”
Turnbull’s debut triumph on the Drumossie in March got here towards spoiling fighter Reiss Taylor.
He adopted that with a powerful, full-on show towards Luke Merrifield to make it two wins from two.
Turnbull admits he wished the 2 contrasting contests had been reversed, though going through totally different kinds of opponents is sweet for expertise.
He stated: “It was sensible to be a part of an evening the place all of us made our debuts. We have been all delighted to win.
“My opponent didn’t actually present the struggle I wished. I wished a troublesome struggle on a giant night time on my debut in entrance of the massive crowd.
“Each boxer is totally different. Some are tall, some are brief, some are sturdy, some are weak. My first opponent knew he couldn’t outbox me, so he simply did what he needed to do exactly to get by it and receives a commission. He knew he wasn’t going to win, so he simply wished to get by it.
“I bought greater than 100 tickets in March and I felt like mine was the dullest of the present. You simply should get on with it.
“My second struggle was significantly better. My opponent was significantly better – he was coming for the win, so it was an actual problem.