The refugee boxer fighting for British citizenship on pro debut

An asylum seeker who survived the threat of slavery, deportation and homelessness has finally secured his first professional fight at the age of 33.

Born in Nigeria, Bilal Fawaz, was flown to London when he was just 14 and says he was imprisoned in a house facing a form of modern day slavery.

After escaping he’s fought for his right to remain in and represent Great Britain but still faces challenges ahead of his pro debut in Bethnal Green.

Bilal couldn’t hide his excitement when speaking to Henry about his fight on Friday…

Henry Thomas-Aldridge 8th February 2022

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