Feature | Aug 09 2016

The harrowing story of Kevin Lueshing

From sexual and domestic abuse to fighting Felix Trinidad, Kevin Lueshing has a story worth telling
Kevin Lueshing
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A DIFFICULT upbringing is almost a rite of passage for boxers. Their tough experiences are inextricably linked to the arduous career path they choose, and compel them to push their minds and bodies to the limit in this cruellest of sports.

For Kevin Lueshing, however, boxing was an escape from the abominable trauma he suffered as a child.

His father, George, regularly beat him, usually with a belt or – sometimes – with heavy-duty jump leads.

 

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