The Hurting Game

text & photography by Derek Clark

I followed Willie Limond during the first half of 2013. From training at The Scott Harrison gym in Glasgow by former boxer Peter Harrison, through two fights to defend his Commonwealth Light-Welterweight Title. The first of those fights lasted 1 minute and 53 seconds and was stopped after he had knocked his opponent down several times. The second fight went the distance and was a grueling battle between two well matched boxers.

These fighters give so much to their chosen sport. It's a brutal past-time and takes so much dedication to reach the peak of fitness to be able to take so much physical and mental punishment. It really is the hurting game.

Derek Clark

Documentary photographer based in Scotland, UK. Winner of UK professional Photographer of the Year 2012 in the News category and member of The Kage Collective.