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 When --- boxer Ramla Ali won --- British and --- English titles in --- 2016, not one of --- her family was watching. When --- boxer Ramla Ali won --- British and --- English titles in --- 2016, not one of --- her family was watching.
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 This wasn't because they couldn't bear to watch - they simply didn't know. This wasn't because they couldn't bear to watch - they simply didn't know.
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 For --- first Muslim woman to win --- English boxing title had long kept --- her boxing --- secret from her strict family - believing they would disapprove, as some still do. For --- first Muslim woman to win --- English boxing title had long kept --- her boxing --- secret from her strict family - believing they would disapprove, as some still do.
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 "I remember I competed in --- national finals," --- Ali, ---  daughter of --- imam, told --- BBC Sport Africa. "My parents live in --- Bethnal Green [in --- London] and --- finals were taking place in nearby ---  York Hall. "I remember I competed in --- national finals," --- Ali, ---  daughter of --- imam, told --- BBC Sport Africa. "My parents live in --- Bethnal Green [in --- London] and --- finals were taking place in nearby ---  York Hall.
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 "I remember giving ---  my kit bag to ---  my coach and saying: 'I will meet you there later'. I said: 'Mum, mum, I'm going out for ---  run, I'll see you soon' - and all --- while, I was going to compete nationally. Those are --- lengths I had to go to." "I remember giving ---  my kit bag to ---  my coach and saying: 'I will meet you there later'. I said: 'Mum, mum, I'm going out for ---  run, I'll see you soon' - and all --- while, I was going to compete nationally. Those are --- lengths I had to go to."
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 --- Ali started --- boxing in --- her early teens and told --- her mother that she was simply training for --- fitness, rather than contesting --- any bouts. --- Ali started --- boxing in --- her early teens and told --- her mother that she was simply training for --- fitness, rather than contesting --- any bouts.
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 With her gentle --- demeanour masking ---  steely determination, it wasn't until her mid-20s that --- Ali's double life was blown. With her gentle --- demeanour masking ---  steely determination, it wasn't until her mid-20s that --- Ali's double life was blown.
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 "I remember walking in from --- training and --- everyone was there in --- living room," explains --- fighter who represented --- England prior to switching allegiance to her homeland, --- Somalia. "I remember walking in from --- training and --- everyone was there in --- living room," explains --- fighter who represented --- England prior to switching allegiance to her homeland, --- Somalia.
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 "I thought: 'What's going on here? We never sit down as --- family' and they were like: 'Look, you need to stop. Why are you showing --- skin? --- Muslim girl shouldn't be doing this, it's --- man's sport - what's --- community going to think?' "I thought: 'What's going on here? We never sit down as --- family' and they were like: 'Look, you need to stop. Why are you showing --- skin? --- Muslim girl shouldn't be doing this, it's --- man's sport - what's --- community going to think?'
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 "It just broke --- my heart when they said that." "It just broke --- my heart when they said that."
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 To please her family, --- featherweight stopped - just as she has --- many times throughout --- her stop-start career, to --- its undoubted detriment. To please her family, --- featherweight stopped - just as she has --- many times throughout --- her stop-start career, to --- its undoubted detriment.
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 At --- one point, graduate --- Ali worked for --- London law firm but with --- regular late nights ruling out any chance of --- boxing, after --- six months she returned to --- sport that has profoundly impacted upon her life. At --- one point, graduate --- Ali worked for --- London law firm but with --- regular late nights ruling out any chance of --- boxing, after --- six months she returned to --- sport that has profoundly impacted upon her life.
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