Cameroon Olympian boxers in bid to stay in UK
6 October 2012 Last updated at 12:04 BST
Five boxers from Cameroon who deserted their Olympic squad have told the BBC they want to stay in the UK.
While they await the outcome of their application to stay in the country, they have been training at a club in south London and passing on their expertise to local boxing hopefuls.
BBC London's Almeena Ahmed spoke to Olympic boxer Thomas Essomba and Double Jab Boxing Club head coach Patrick Harris.