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Football star trades boots for gloves (Video)



Former professional footballer turned super-middleweight boxer Leon McKenzie faces his first title bout on Saturday when he takes on Croatia’s Ivan Stupalo for the vacant International Masters title.

The former Norwich City striker – whose father and coach is former British and European boxing champion Clinton McKenzie – retired from football two years ago and had his first competitive fight in June 2013.

He talks about his new career, and his battles with depression.


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