John Duddy was once the most famous Irishman living in New York when he made the brave move there to become a professional boxer. The rest is history. This week John explained to Jarlath how he was so engulfed in his craft that he was unaware of his fame in New York (10:00) and the call from Robert De Niro that changed everything for him (41:00). John outlines how Conor McGregor abused boxing for his own needs (1:16:00) while also explaining that his love for the sport suffered following a fallout with his management (14:00).
From working alongside De Niro (51:00) to the emotional account of how he broke the news to his wife that he was retiring from boxing (22:00) and the art of acting in a boxing scene (57:00), this is a fascinating conversation with a true legend of Irish sport.
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