Video #228 of 1000 – Eugene Dudding – The Boxer. Recorded live (while he was busking) at the Granville Island Market on Oct. 18, 2012 in HD (1080p on XA10).

I’ve been living beside Granville Island for 11yrs now and Eugene’s been busking there as long as I can remember. He used to sing Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl to my daughter Angelique when she was a toddler! The Boxer is a special for Eugene because he too left home at an early age via the local train station (like the lyric in the song) and this song reminds him of how he’s fought his way through life’s hardships (with a smile on his face and a song in his heart).

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Shot by Rod Matheson for EveryDayMusic
Posted with permission of the artist.