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UMAR SADIQ

Paul Wheeler talks to a hippy at heart
Photo: ACTION IMAGES/PETER CZIBORRA

When and why you started boxing:

I took up Boxercise when I was 16, just to pursue a healthy lifestyle rather than for competition. At 19 and after a few months out of the gym, I turned up one morning for some sparring. I’d been out the night before and had only had three hours of sleep, but I performed very well in a spar against a guy who’d won the Novices that year. This convinced me that I had something that I just couldn’t ignore.

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