Fawaz was taken to the UK by his cousin who made him a promise that his dad would be arriving soon. The youngster claimed he was then treated ‘like a slave’ and as a result he fled home and joined bad company. He said he had been shot once and stabbed 25 times before he ended up becoming a boxer.
The boxer who call himself Kevin has represented the UK 6 times in boxing, he is currently ranked the 3rd best middleweight in England, and was the 2012 ABA light-middleweight champion.
The Home Office rejected his application to remain in the UK, and declared his marriage to a British citizen void. Reports have it that his parents are illegal immigrants.
According to reports Fawaz was arrested and taken to the Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre in Gatwick on November 29.
Fawaz says his mother is dead and he has no idea where his father is. He also says he’s stateless, as his parents were Lebanese immigrants to Nigeria, and did not have Nigerian citizenship themselves. He said:
I have no other family to go back to, I don’t know anyone in Nigeria or anything about it – all I know is here.
Imagine how it feels to represent a country and then to have that country turn around and put you in what feels like a prison.