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“I saw…” - Bare-knuckle boxing star reveals what happens in the afterlife after coming back ‘from the dead’

Chris Byfield

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“I saw…” - Bare-knuckle boxing star reveals what happens in the afterlife after coming back ‘from the dead’

A bare-knuckle boxer has laid bare what happens in the afterlife after claiming he was brought back from “dying”.

Aaron McCallum is preparing to fight Scott McHugh for the British title at BKB32 on Sunday at London’s O2 Arena.

And the Nottingham-born fighter insisted he can “go hard” four five rounds and “bring the belt home”, adding he is determined to make most of his “second chance” at life.

Indeed, McCallum opened up about an accident that left him “dead” when he was just six-year-old.


McCallum on afterlife

Speaking to the Daily Star, McCallum opened up about being electrocuted as a child.

The father of six said: “I was playing football with my brother and two of his mates on a field and the ball went into this building.

“I ran after in after it, slipped on a board and when I tried to stop myself from falling I grabbed some wires that send thousands of volts through me. Everything was lit up so bright I could hardly see and I started floating up.


“I saw a castle and I floated over the walls. There was someone on the other side reading a book to some kids. He came over to me and said, ‘It’s too soon for you, you should go back’.

“I woke up when I heard my brother screaming and it turned out my dad had booted me off the wires and saved me. But I know there is something there [after death]. I have seen it, but I was given a second chance.”


McCallum admitted he has since endured battles with addiction, during which he would “drink a bottle of vodka a day”, before a chance message from his partner while on a night out changed his life.


He said: “I was in the pub one night when my missus messaged me saying, ‘There’s a bare-knuckle boxing show coming up, you should try it’. I knew straightaway this was my chance.”

Though he was knocked out in the opening round of his first bout against ex-UFC fighter Chris Fishgold, he has since produced two one-round KOs of his own.

And during those bouts McCallum's style has even been likened to that of a young Mike Tyson.

McCallum added: “I’m stocky like Tyson was and try to mimic his style. I’m an aggressive, front-foot fighter who takes some discouraging.


“I’m not trying to be the world’s best boxer, but I want to show people I can be one of the best bare-knuckle boxers in the world.”

Featured Image Credit: @pro_bkb_the_baron via Instagram/Alamy

Topics: Boxing

Chris Byfield
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