Boxing: Rendall Munroe thanks fans for support
Rendall Munroe is hoping his youngest son's football skills will save him from more punishing punch-ups!
The Leicester fighter's exciting points win over Simone Maludrottu at the Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre in Nottingham ensured he kept the European super-bantamweight title and secure a crack at world honours.
Munroe had to dig deep in the second half of a gruelling fight – and hopes nine year-old son Tiela will find an easier way to pay the bills.
Tiela is currently at Leicester City's academy and Munroe said: "Hopefully, he will sign a big contract one day and then I won't have to do this any more!
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"I box because I like it and I can change my life and my family's life."
Munroe says his fans also drove him on to the best win of a career that has brought him English, European and Commonwealth belts.
His supporters created a red-hot atmosphere at the Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre and Munroe said: "They made a big difference.
"When the bell goes and I see all those high-visibility jackets, I know they are all for me and I have to keep going."
Munroe also paid tribute to trainer Jason Shinfield, who has trained him from the start of his professional career six years ago.
"I've got a great trainer," said the Leicester boxer," said Munroe. "Jason really puts me through it. I think I'm dying sometimes and he keeps pushing me, telling me I can do more."