Ellie Goulding enjoys boxing.

The 28-year-old pop star has revealed she is a big fan of the sport, crediting her energetic on-stage performances to her regular workout routines.

The blonde beauty told the November issue of Marie Claire magazine: ''Because I'm left-handed, I have a pretty good left jab, but then I did this uppercut the other day that was just insane.

''Boxing is very animalistic, and there's a lot of adrenaline in it. It has helped my stamina. When I'm onstage, I feel like I could go on forever.

''I've been told I should spar and train for real because I seem to have a bit of a talent for it - but I'd rather go on tour with my face intact.''

Meanwhile, Ellie has previously admitted to relying on her management to help her cope with the stresses of fame.

She said: ''I do think that if I hadn't had my manager or my friends around me, I could have crumbled very quickly. But anyone who is famous has probably wanted to be famous. It doesn't happen accidentally.

''So when you find out that it's not as pretty as it looks, I feel like that's almost your comeuppance or your karma. It's the universe saying: 'You wanted it so badly, and here it is. Not what you thought it would be, right?'''