A British matador, forced to retire through injury, has hinted he may yet make a comeback – at the age of 65!
Frank Evans from Salford was carried out of the bullring by fans after his last fight in Benalmádena, Costa del Sol, in 2016 and was advised to hang up his cape after knee replacement surgery.
But the pensioner says he is giving serious thought to several tempting offers for ‘El Ingles’ to return.
Frank, who learned his craft using a supermarket trolley with horns attached, said: “I have never stopped training and I am still fit enough to fight bulls.”
Frank is one of the few Britons to have performed in Spain. The son of a butcher, he became captivated by the idea after reading the autobiography of British matador Vincent Hitchcock.
He killed his first bull in 1966 and fought around 175 bulls in every major bullring except the celebrated Las Ventas in Madrid. The highlight of his almost 40-year career was being given the title of Matador do Toros in 1991, the only Englishman to be given the accolade. More latest new about bullfighting in Spain at https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/25/bullfighting-spain-national-fiesta-now-divides-its-people
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