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Burnley boxer, Joe Crawford (16) on the left.

From KOs to GCSEs: Straight-A student and Burnley boxing prodigy on life in the ring and hitting the books hard

For most, the idea of getting into the boxing ring and facing some of the UK's most fearsome 18-year-old fighters is the stuff of nightmares. Not for Joe Crawford. With an easy smile, the Burnley-born 16-year-old chuckles as I ask him about the National Amateur Boxing Championships later this year. "I love the challenge of fighting older lads," he says. "I feel the buzz. That's my chance to shine."

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