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Andrew Robinson reckons boxing saved him from a bullet

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Robinson is carving out a successful ring career after quitting the Birmingham gang wars that almost claimed his life. He aims to stay on course for a shot at super-middleweight honours with a ninth straight win in Wolverhampton on Sunday December 1 – but admits he’s lucky to be alive. “I was a bad boy, a horrible person with a lot of anger,” said the 29 year-old, now based in Redditch. “I was living a life of crime, robbing people and doing things I would never dream of doing today. “I never went to prison because I was smart, conniving, but I’m not proud of it. “I come from a good family, but hung around with a bad crowd and probably should be dead. I’ve had a gun pulled on me twice. “Boxing has changed me. I’m a religious family man now.” Robinson found a better way when he found his way to Lions Amateur Boxing Club. He made his ring debut aged 22, and won 20 of his 25 bouts before deciding to ditch the head guard and vest after a points loss in the semi finals of the ABA Novice championships. “I leathered him and lost by a […] http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=yIl2AUoC8zA http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?i=Tbictucrjnw:lmi00sDET_k:D7DqB2pKExk http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/eastsideboxing/egEo?d=qj6IDK7rITs




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