Knock-out pups named after boxers

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FEAST your eyes on this knock-out set of puppies born on Boxing Day and named after famous boxers - including Callum Johnson!

The family of miniature long-haired daschunds belong to Wendy Green, of Sibsey, who is planning to show the pups’ mum Ellie at this year’s Crufts.

“I thought given the day the six puppies were born on, it was only right I name them after famous boxers,” said Wendy.

“The black and tan ones are called Callum The One, Rocky Marciano, Lucia Rijker, and Laila Ali (after Mohammed Ali’s daughter) and the brown one is called Frank Bruno.”

Wendy is hoping to show Ellie in Crufts on Saturday, March 12, but this will depend on the sausage-dog being able to lose its ‘jelly belly’ first.

She added: “I knew Callum when he was aged just nine in the Boston Sea Scouts cubs pack - of which I am the leader - so I hope he’s pleased I’ve used his name for one of the pups - we chose the biggest one for him.”

She added: “If Ellie shows at Crufts on March 12, it will be the same day as Callum has his next bout!”

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