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Hugh Jackman’s boxing woes

Australian actor Hugh Jackman has taken up boxing in preparation for his latest action film Real Steel – and although he loves stepping inside the ring, Hugh believes his opponents took it easy on him because he’s a celebrity.

“I’ll absolutely know my career is over when I go in for a boxing session and get the s**t beaten out of me, and the other guy won’t care.” He said.

However, one person who wasn’t impressed by his fame was legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard – who has won world titles in five different weight divisions – and Hugh believes Sugar went harder on him when the cameras were around.

Hugh explained: “I was a little star-struck. [Sugar] hit me harder than anyone, and if he saw a camera around, those punches became a lot harder.”

Although he found them grueling, Hugh reveled in the workouts, saying they made him feel “amazing.”

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