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I’M STILL STANDING

Mangled ankles, broken legs, exploding boats and 1,000 fights: The completely true story of boxing referee, Lee Cook
PROLIFIC OFFICIAL: Cook is a veteran of officiating 1,196 fights of which 1,060 he was the referee
Photo: LEIGH DAWNEY/GETTY IMAGES

LEE COOK

THE REF’S TALE

BOXING

I’VE essentially had two careers as a referee and have been privileged to have accomplished what I have considering the rocky road I’ve travelled. After 10 years developing my refereeing career, I was forced to retire in 2006 when a childhood accident caught up with me. It was devastating. We all have dreams and ambitions but sometimes they don’t turn out how we had planned. We all have our setbacks, but it’s how we overcome them that defines us.

Let me take you back to 1966. At the age of seven, I was lying in a road after being hit by a van and was left with a mangled right leg and ankle. For two months I was frightened and alone in hospital, a little boy terrified he would lose his right leg.

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PANDEMIC – What the coronavirus outbreak means for boxing EVIL EMPIRE – Looking back at when the mob ruled the sport THIRD MAN – Referee Lee Cook tells his incredible life story MUCH, MUCH MORE – Including action from seven UK shows