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How Joe Cole Went From ‘Peaky Blinders’ to Thai-Prison Kickboxer

How Joe Cole Went From ‘Peaky Blinders’ to Thai-Prison Kickboxer

There’s a scene in A Prayer Before Dawn, the film adaptation of Billy Moore’s prison memoir, in which the convict hits rock bottom. An Englishman incarcerated in a rough Thai jailhouse dubbed the “Bangkok Hilton,” he’s strung out on drugs and has nearly killed a man. Before Moore was a prisoner, however, he was a bare-knuckle brawler. So, in the hopes of finding a reason to stay alive, he visits the facility’s gym and pleads his case to the Muay Thai team’s skeptical trainer. “I want to box,

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