the story of Ronnie Russell , the 72 year old, ex-boxer, the English is not outstanding fame to the sport, but rose to the headlines in 1974 when stretched out on the ground with his fist a man who tried to kidnap the second daughter of His Majesty.
they Were other times and Anna was traveling in a car in central London with her husband, the captain Mark Philips , from which later got divorced, when a passer-by, Ian Ball, pulled out a gun, walked up to their car and threatening to fire tried to drag away the princess. The boxer, who was in those parts on the way back to Stoke, the city where he lived, he stepped forward boldly, and sent to the mat, the unseen assailant with a direct face, and then said quietly to Anna: "Now she is with me, and we're going to be safe."
Russell remembers that the princess kept his cool, saying to the stranger that was trying to take her away, pulling her by one arm, while the husband was trying to hold it back from the inside of the car: "go away, don't do the stupid". After the fact, to Russell, he was awarded the George Medal, the highest honour at the civic value. It gave Elizabeth in person, telling him: "This medal is for him to assign the queen, but to say "thank you" is a mother".
Put on sale at auction along with a letter to Downing Street that the announcing the recognition, the medal has obtained 50 thousand pounds. "I was sold grudgingly," he told the ex-boxer, a heavyweight, to the Bbc. "But I had no choice. I'm not good, is economically misplaced and I want to get at least the money to pay for my funeral".
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