Former Norwich City and Crystal Palace striker Leon McKenzie suffered with depression during his successful, yet injury-plagued professional career.
In an exclusive interview, McKenzie says believing he hadn’t reached his full potential led to him to the brink of suicide, but how becoming a professional boxer enabled him to overcome his mental demons.
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