Sean Murphy

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When he first came he was here for about eight weeks or so but then he disappeared and I wondered if it was the last I'd seen of him.

He's not boxing anymore. He had a shadow behind his eye. He had three pro fights. They told him if he boxes again there's a chance he could lose the sight in his left eye. Rather than risking it, he chose to retire. The only reason he has got where [...]

We would usually have about seven coaches for the senior sessions and Josh would have been one of about 30-40 people.

We are a community club really. Most of the kids who come into boxing are working class. They need someone to look up to. They can believe in Josh.

He does door work now and he also does close protection. He does Josh's security too.

It all depends on what coaches are in at the time and we just seemed to click. He was always fucking talking but he was a nice kid.

Then maybe I might get another new motor.

This seems to work anyway. It's been mad. We've had the BBC here, Sky Sports, newspapers. We even had a woman come in from Germany. She was trying to get hold of us and just turned up, asked a few questions and took a photo with her phone. I tell yo[...]

I wasn't the head trainer at the time, Jimmy Oliver was, but he was starting to take a back seat. He wasn't with the boys as much so I got hold of Josh and that was that.

It's great for the young boxers to see all that. Josh has got a good story there, do you know what I mean?

They started getting like this about a month ago so I have to do this every morning. The doctor says it's not rheumatism.

I've got a lump in my throat now just talking about it. You don't think like that but if you've got little kids looking up to you, you're steering them what path to go down. You are a social worker in some ways.

Joshua is the proof of that. You never know when another one might walk in the door. It might be tonight.

I must say, he didn't really stand out that night, he was just a person. But he was always very friendly and he would talk to a lot of the lads – you would hear him laughing from across the gym.

I was always on his back: 'what you doing? Get on with your work. Why you talking?' He wasn't one who would every tell anyone he's too busy, he would talk to them. He was instantly liked in the place.

We've got a lot of kids with one-parent families who, straight away, have no father figure there.

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