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Once a champion boxer and major celebrity in his former homeland of Bosnia, 42-year-old Nermin reckons he still has what it takes.

Twenty years ago Nermin Sabanavic was an Olympic contender. But then came the war, and he was forced to seek a new life elsewhere, eventually finding refuge in Australia.

He joined the police force and began a new career working in deprived aboriginal communities.

The Bosnian community is right behind his return to the ring, but his family is not so convinced. Nermin has been out of the fight game for ten years and his ageing body may not be up to it.

A Fighting Chance can be seen from Tuesday, April 13, at the following times GMT: Tuesday: 0830, 1900; Wednesday: 0330, 1400, 2330.

Source: Al Jazeera