Opinion | Mar 27 2017

In Clarke’s Shoes: There are few fighters better than Jorge Linares

From narrowly avoiding the Westminster terror attack to being mesmerised by Jorge Linares, it was a rollercoaster week for Andy Clarke
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BOXING  |  Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom

LAST week wasn’t one I’ll forget in a hurry.

I do a lot of work on World Series Boxing and I’d been asked to host a British Lionhearts in the Community event at the House of Commons on Wednesday lunch time.

We were in the Thames Pavilion and it was a lot of fun. There were representatives from Sport England, UK Sport, the Mayor’s Office and, having just weighed in, both the Lionhearts and Italia Thunder teams, who were fighting at York Hall the following night, and their coaches came down too. Minister for Sport Tracey Crouch popped in and had the obligatory photos taken of her in some boxing gloves. It must be a strange life being a Minister, everything they do seems to be a photo-op.