Boxers know they risk injury in the ring. But there’s a more insidious danger they don’t often talk about: the long-term brain damage that repeated blows to the head can cause. Lyra McKee meets the families who are breaking the silence.
Written by Lyra McKee.
Read by Kirsten Irving.
Illustrated by Gabby Laurent.
Produced by Barry J. Gibb.
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Written by Jane Feinmann.
Read by Rebecca McIntosh.
Produced by Graihagh Jackson.
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Written by Jo Marchant
Read by Pip Mayo
Produced by Barry J Gibb
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Written by Mary O'Hara
Read by Michael Regnier
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