Opinion | Mar 14 2017

In Clarke’s Shoes: The mind of a fighter

In his latest blog commentator Andy Clarke considers the mind of a fighter, and his own tortured imagination
Darren Barker
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I have a recurring dream about boxing.

I’m at a weigh-in for a fight I’m due to commentate on; a big fight, a top domestic fighter versus a name opponent from overseas, when at the very last minute the opponent pulls out.

It’s a disaster but then the promoter, sometimes Frank Warren, other times Eddie Hearn, once Frank Maloney, asks me if I fancy stepping in to save the card. I object at first saying that I’m not fit, I’m not the right weight and that I’m supposed to be commentating, but I always get talked into it.


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