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****Embargoed for 1st October 2004****
****Note that there is photocall opp at 11.30am on 1st October in London****

1st October 2004

Watson Fights for Health & Fitness of Disabled People
Campaign Marks Biggest Ever Change In Fitness Industry For Disabled

Ex-boxer and national hero Michael Watson began a new fight today, as he officially launched the first sites to become part of the £5m Inclusive Fitness Initiative, funded through the Sport England Lottery Fund.

The former middleweight star – who astounded medical experts with his progress following brain damage received in a title fight against Chris Eubank – was announced as patron of the national scheme this morning. The Initiative is behind the biggest change in the fitness industry for disabled people there has ever been.

Watson was told he would be lucky to walk again after suffering his injuries in the boxing ring in 1991, but today he...

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