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8 Quotes Which Prove Scottish Boxing Hero Charlie Flynn Is Now A Legend

8 Quotes Which Prove Scottish Boxing Hero Charlie Flynn Is Now A Legend

Charlie Flynn catapulted himself into the hearts and minds of the British public after winning gold in the men’s lightweight boxing final at the Commonwealth Games.

But why?

Plenty more boxers have fought their way to glory during Glasgow 2014 – what separates Flynn from the rest?

Put simply, he’s a bit mental.

Here are 10 quotes which prove the Lanark 20-year-old is now a Scottish national treasure:

How he beat Northern Ireland’s Joe Fitzpatrick?

“Sometimes you need to be awkward to beat awkwardness”

Speaking about the reaction of the Scottish crowd:

“I couldn’t believe, I felt as if, like I said, I was going to drap deed y’knaw’t a mean? (translation: drop dead you know what I mean?)”

He dedicated win to his family:

“I’d like to thank ma da (dad)… my mum for doin’ aw ma washin’ (translation: doing my washing)”

But he couldn’t see them come the final bell:

“Naw, it’s like ants up there, man. Like ants that sound like lions!”

Speaking about his job working with the Royal Mail:

“AWWW ON THE MAIL. The mail man delivers, once again!”

Amir Khan says “you’re Commonwealth Gold medalist now…” before being stopped by Flynn:

“Say that again, Commonwealth whit? (translation: what?) I’m no used tae hearing that.”

His next career move? Maybe a chat show host:

“That’d be good. That’d be a right good laugh, man. Ye cannae catch me shuttin’ up, man (translation: you can’t catch me shutting up)”

And finally speaking about his post-fight celebrations:

“I’m not a big drinker. I don’t really drink at all. But my dad and his pals will want to have a good swally (translation: drink) because their nerves will be in some state, man!”

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