Kevin Lueshing

Kevin Lueshing has been quoted in 1 different article. Most recently, Kevin Lueshing has been quoted saying, “I was tempted to speak about it earlier, but I spoke more about my father, rather than the sexual abuse. I didn't want people to feel sorry for me. Who would want to fight a sexually abused boxer? It's not a subject of conversation that you start an interview with. It was never going to work.” in an article called The harrowing story of Kevin Lueshing. This is only one of 7 quotes from Kevin Lueshing. To see more examples Kevin Lueshing’s views and opinions, check out the section below. You can filter Kevin Lueshing's quotes by date and by topic to see, for example, what Kevin Lueshing said about Chris Saunders recently and in the past.

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Talking about the beatings to other people, they think it's obscene and horrible but as a kid, it was just normal. It was all I knew.

But it's printed into my subconsciousness. That can never be erased from my memory, just like me fighting [Felix] Trinidad can never be, or fighting Chris Saunders. It's a deep scar.

"When I was a kid we were scared to talk to people because no one would believe us. I said to him, 'Don't worry Derek, your secret is safe with me. Who would believe me?'"

"I couldn't shake off that fear that my dad instilled in me,". "I always carried this anxiety, every time I stepped into the ring it was the same fear I felt when my dad told me to go upstairs to get a belt for him to beat me with. I didn't realise [...]

"That's the most horrific thing I've ever been through in my life. That's hard to talk about. I try and visualise it and I think, 'Did that really happen?'"

"I was tempted to speak about it earlier, but I spoke more about my father, rather than the sexual abuse. I didn't want people to feel sorry for me. Who would want to fight a sexually abused boxer? It's not a subject of conversation that you start a[...]

I knew it wasn't the right time to talk. It was for the right reasons. How can you talk about something like that in a macho sport like boxing? I had children as well, it would have been hard to explain it to them and it would have distracted people[...]

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