Feature | Premium | Apr 10 2019

Paul Ingle exclusive: Even with everything that has happened, I would love to fight again

The good times rolled until one fateful night. Years after Paul Ingle was almost killed inside the ring he tells Matt Christie about his long and painful recovery
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This feature was originally published in Boxing News magazine

PAUL INGLE’S eyelids fill with tears as he talks about his final appearance as a prizefighter.

He has no memory of that night in December 2000, but he knows what happened. The IBF featherweight champion lost his title to Mbulelo Botile. He left the ring on a stretcher. A blood clot was found on his brain. His career was over. All Ingle was left with, at the age of 28, was a fight for his life.