1000 Londoners

Paolo in is and is a boxing coach.

Paulo was born in Angola and trained as a boxer from a young age. His dreams of competing in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles were crushed by the political conflicts at the time which lead to Angola boycotting the Olympics that year. Having missed out on an Olympic title, Paulo now runs a boxing club, helping his students fulfil their own dreams. But more than just a boxing coach, Paulo is seen as a father figure to many of his students, having a positive impact on their lives inside and outside the ring.

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? Mix of couture
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? My family
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Muswell Hill
  • What's your favourite building? Canary Wharf
  • What's your ideal day out in London? Boxing fights
  • What's your ideal night out in London? Watching David Haves fighting
  • What's the best view in London? Selby centre
  • What's your favourite open space? York Hall
  • What's your favourite place to hang out? Boxing gym
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? London Bridge
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Hang out in central London
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? 1000 Londoners
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? 1000 Londoners