Feature | Highlight 2 | Issue | Premium | Jun 27 2019

The vicious circle. The Farrell brothers and boxing

The Farrell brothers have made peace with this vicious sport. Kieran will never be able to fight again while Nathan, for a time, never wanted to box again. But together they will both be walking to the ring at the Manchester Arena on July 6. They speak to Elliot Worsell
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AFTER it had all gone wrong, Nathan Farrell spent the best part of 18 months asking his brother if he was all right. Twenty times a day, by his reckoning, and if the answer was yes, he would ask again because he suspected his brother was fibbing or playing down the concern. He would ask if he was sure.

Given their closeness, asking his brother if he was all right was as good as asking himself the same question. “We are identical in how we think and feel,” Nathan told Boxing News. “We didn’t grow up as two people, we grew up as one person. We were inseparable. We lived the same life.”

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