Kid Galahad: ‘I’ve got no kids, no girlfriend, no social life – just boxing’ | Tom Seymour

14 June 2019 07:00
Abdul-Bari Awad used to rob people on the street but with the late Brendan Ingle as his mentor he turned his life around and now has the chance to become a world championI wait for Abdul-Bari Awad, better known as Kid Galahad, outside the Ingle gym in Sheffield’s Wincobank. The Full Monty was shot in this part of town and the poverty, crime and good humour it depicted remain the same.The gym was once a church hall before Brendan Ingle transformed it at the behest of the vicar in the early 1960s. Children file past me, their boxing gloves in shoulder bags. I can hear the drum of their feet as they run circuits inside. An elderly guy stands by the door and greets each by name. Related: Manny Robles: ‘We shocked the world. Andy Ruiz’s story is a lesson in hope’ | Donald McRae We used to rob people every day. We’d get their money and rob their phone. Then just after I started boxing, I stopped Related: Josh Warrington surprises Carl Frampton in IBF featherweight fight Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian