Case for the defence

November 24, 1995

(Photograph) - Case for the defence: "There's no difference between a boxer in a ring and a barrister in a courtroom," according to law student and boxer Alex Mehta. "One fights with his mind, the other fights with his hands. The tools are different but the skills are exactly the same." Boxing is undergoing a campus revival and Oxford University's Mehta is just one of a growing number of students prepared to enter the ring to fight their corner, despite the sport's bloody reputation.

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