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From the Boxing Booths to Beijing

Billy-Joe Saunders represented Britain at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Proud of his Romany heritage he is from a very long line of Gypsy fighters.

In this film made before Billy-Joe went to Beijing at reached the final 16 fighters in his weight class, he looks at his heritage and takes us to meet his grandfather Absolum Beaney, a former bare knuckle fighter in fairground boxing booths.

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