How difficult is observing Ramadan for an athlete whose day-to-day routine is so strict?
“Keeping in the best possible shape whilst observing Ramadan, for a boxer, isn't easy, you have to take that month or two months to one side, and I try to make sure I'm back to full strength as quickly as possible."
“It's also why I only fight once or twice a year – Ramadan literally falls right in the middle of the year. If it were very early or very late in the year I could maybe look at two or three fights per year but as a Muslim, you want to make the most of Ramadan and it's once a year."
“Although it isn't easy, it's still very manageable and although most boxers look at two or three fights a year once they reach world championship level, it's not a problem gearing towards two rather than three for me.”
The LTA has become the first national governing body to sign the new Sporting Equals Charter, which aims to actively promote greater involvement in sport and physical activity among Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
BEDSA 2019 WINNERS
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CALL TO ACTION (BASPA)
A 'Call to Action' following the British Asians in Sport and Physical Activity (BASPA) Summit which took place on the 23rd November 2019 in Birmingham. The insight gained from the workshops have been developed into a series of recommendations against the four key themes of elite level sport, coaching, workforce and inactivity.
Latest Active Lives Data Release
Sport Participation Trends amongst BAME groups: Analysis of Active Lives Survey data May 2017/18
BEDSA 2019 Awards Finalists
The Finalists have been announced for the most anticipated British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards, which will take place on 6 April in London.
Sign Up to the Sporting Equals Charter
The Charter was launched at the Race Equality and Ethnic Diversity - Charter for Change event held at Pinsent Masons, London on the 25th March 2019. To see the Sky Sports coverage and find out more, click here.