The death of a boxer

This is the story of a Scottish boxer who died in the ring during a championship fight. Oddly, I’d penned a ficitonal short story using the same title a year before I did this non-fiction article. I remain grateful to the boxer’s family for the way they opened up and trusted me during its writing. The dead man’s mother paid me the compliment of saying afterwards: ‘You never put a foot wrong in it…’ I still get upset reading it myself years later.

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