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Sugartime (INC)

In the beginning of January 2008, the Belgian-Ghanaian Sugar Jackson defended his European welterweight world title.

2008 / Wim Vangrootloon / Stories, Radio 1 (VRT), Belgium

In the beginning of January 2008, the Belgian-Ghanaian Sugar Jackson defended his European welterweight world title.

In the days leading up to the big fight, the champion isolated himself from the outside world in Purmerend, a small town in Holland, where he trained with his coach, Renald. His schedule was very strict: jogging, boxing, skipping, boxing, boxing, and boxing. A veil of silence hung over Sugar Jackson and he shunned the press. Producer Wim Vangrootloon was allowed, unbelievably, to join a training session. He arranged to meet in the cafeteria of the boxing center, where he found the coach waiting for him. Sugar was still out on a morning jog.

"Sugartime" isn't available in English, but you can follow along, easily, with this transcript.


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