Bare-knuckle boxer turned actor Decca Heggie has made headlines with his recent arrest in the Philippines. But who is he exactly and what led to his arrest? Let's find out.
Who is Decca Heggie?
Decca Heggie, whose real name is Derek Heggie, was born in Carlisle, Cumbria on November 22, 1983. He started his career as a bare-knuckle boxer, participating in fights without gloves or padding. After retiring from the sport, he became involved in organizing fights for other fighters. Heggie has also ventured into podcasting and acting, hosting the Official All of Nothing Podcast where he interviews notorious and controversial figures from around the world. He has been open about his struggles with mental health and drug addiction, even publishing an autobiography titled "Prizefighter – The Searing Autobiography of Britain's Bareknuckle Boxing Champion" in 2018.
What is Decca Heggie's fight record?
During his career as a bare-knuckle boxer, Heggie had an unbeaten record of 15 fights. He revealed that his first three fights were actually illegal, including one held in a gangster's backyard and two fights in America. Bare-knuckle boxing is often associated with the underworld and is known for its brutal nature.
Why has Decca Heggie been arrested in the Philippines?
Heggie is currently facing deportation from the Philippines after alleged details of a past criminal conviction came to light. The Philippine Bureau of Immigration regularly deports individuals they consider undesirable, and Heggie may fall into this category. Despite the arrest, Heggie maintains his innocence and vows to fight the charges.
What films has Decca Heggie been in?
Aside from his boxing and podcasting career, Heggie has also dabbled in acting. He has appeared in several films, including 2019's "The Corrupted" alongside Sam Claflin, Timothy Spall, and Hugh Bonneville. Heggie's other film credits include "My Name is Lenny" (2017), "Twist" (2021), and Netflix's "Jagame Thandhiram" (2021). He also made appearances in two episodes of "Bulletproof" (2020), available on Amazon.
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