CALLUM SMITH is approaching a world title final eliminator and tells George Gigney where he derives his strength from, in this week’s issue of Boxing News. This is out now on our app and the print version is in stores on Thursday (March 31). Here is an excerpt.
INEVITABLY the four brothers all draw inspiration from each other, but Callum concedes that, as a collective, one of their biggest sources of drive is younger sister Holly, who has autism.
“To see her battling through life every day, but to also see her happy, is inspiring,” he says. “You see people moaning about life and you think, ‘It could be worse.’ So she does inspire us. We wear ‘Autism’ on our shorts to raise awareness and show support for other families dealing with autism, because for my mum and dad it is like a 24/7 job looking after her. When she was first diagnosed we didn’t really know what it was. So when someone asks, I explain it. We’re doing our bit.”
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