Six famous people you didn’t know are from Antigua and Barbuda

Francis Akhalbey Nov 2, 2020 at 07:30am

November 02, 2020 at 07:30 am | Opinions & Features

Francis Akhalbey

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November 02, 2020 at 07:30 am | Opinions & Features

Maurice Hope, the British world light-middleweight champion raises his arms after beating Italian-American Rocky Mattioli at the Wembley Conference centre. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Maurice Hope — Photo via skysports.com

Maurice Hope

Born in Antigua on December 6, 1951, Maurice Hope is widely regarded as a trailblazing boxer who served as a role model for up and coming Black boxers in the United Kingdom. Hope immigrated to London with his family at the age of nine.

Hope wrote his name in the history books on March 4, 1979, when he became the first Black immigrant British boxer to win a world title, according to Sky Sports. He also represented Great Britain at the Summer Olympics in Munich in 1972.

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