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Your Must Listen Radio Documentary Of The Day

Hal LaRoux
By Hal LaRoux
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Michael Gomez arrived into the world as Michael Armstrong, minutes after his blind father crashed the car carrying his pregnant mother to the hospital. Born the side of the road, Michael's life moved to Manchester where he ended up in a succession of care homes.


This documentary produced by Ciaran Cassidy and presented by Bernard Dunne paints a stark picture of the world in which Irish boxer Michael Gomez lived which consisted of some unbelievable, disturbing and exciting moments. He sums his life up at the end as madness and he's not far wrong.

Michael Gomez - The Irish Mexican - "from being stabbed, killed a man, was accused of throwing fights, flat lined for forty seconds and struggled with alcohol and drugs problems - all that time boxing professionally at an elite world level."




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