Boxer Kay Prosper: ‘I cried the day I got my British passport’

Boxer Kay Prosper: ‘I cried the day I got my British passport’

The Guardian

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Kay Prosper, fighting for the European super-lightweight title, reflects on how boxing has helped to turn his life around

Kay Prosper was born in Luton, raised there too, and by his mid‑20s he had chosen to devote a swathe of his life to serving the local community. None of that was enough to guarantee him a British passport until three years ago, when he was 33.

“I was over the moon, I actually cried that day,” he says. “It was such a good feeling to know that, one, I could travel; but two, I’m part of something I’ve actually helped support and build. I pay my taxes, have done a lot of good work, and now I’m not like an alien or someone on the outside looking in.”

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