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Former boxer overjoyed to carry flame; UKBULLETINS.

FORMER boxer Michael Watson said he was "over the moon" to be picked to carry the Paralympic Flame. It is almost 21 years since Watson, now 47, was left with a brain injury and paralysed following a fight with Chris Eubank at White Hart Lane on September 21, 1991.

He was not expected to live and needed six operations and spent 40 days in a coma. It was six years before he began to walk again, yet in 2003 he completed the London Marathon walking two hours each morning and afternoon for six days.

He will carry the torch through Trafalgar Square next Wednesday during the 24-hour torch relay.
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 24, 2012
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