Boxer Bilal Fawaz represented England six times but now has nowhere to live and cannot work while on bail pending deportation | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Boxer Bilal Fawaz represented England six times but now has nowhere to live and cannot work while on bail pending deportation

Boxer Bilal Fawaz has fought for England six times but spent more than a month locked away in an immigration detention centre pending deportation to Nigeria.

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The current London middleweight boxing title holder was sent to London from Nigeria by his parents the age of 14 and has lived here ever since.

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The Nigerian High Commision has reportedly rejected the Home Office's application to secure Fawaz's travel documents three times, because it claims while he was born there he is not a citizen - his father was a Lebanese immigrant and his mother from the Benin Republic.

A spokesman for the Home Office said: "Mr Fawaz was granted bail on January 2 by an independent immigration judge.

"His bail conditions state that he must report regularly to the Home Office.

"His case is ongoing."

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