A British man has discovered his real dad is a famous boxing commentator in America.
Adopted man discovers family fortune: The find will put him in line for a £200 million fortune. Simon Edwards, who lives with his adoptive parents in Hertfordshre, found out his father was Bob Sheridan. Nicknamed “The Colonel”. His discovery was made after tracing family in Galway, Ireland. Simon and his birth father are now regularly in touch. With Mr Sheridan flying him to Las Vegas to help celebrate his birthday.
In an interview with a local newspaper Simon said. “I took a trip to Galway in 2019. And it was through a genealogy site I tracked some family down. My birth mum passed away in 1985, she had nine sisters and one brother. A huge family out there. And they filled me in.” His mum, from County Clare, met the famous commentator when he was holidaying in Ireland.
Mr Edwards said “They obviously hit it off. Being unmarried and from a Catholic family in those days, she put me up for adoption.” Mr Sheridan learnt of his son on the day of his wife’s funeral.
He told a boxing website “Losing my wife Annie is the worst thing that ever happened in my life.
About 30 people came back to my house where I had a pint of Guinness and I calmed down. And then I got a call from people high up in the government and they told me without question that I had a 41-year-old son. Named Simon Edwards, and soon to be Simon Edwards Patrick Sheridan.
We have talked on the phone every day. It is an inspiration in life for me. They took away my wife and the same day they gave me my long-lost son.” He went on to say “The agency that called me, we have done a background investigation and this is a terrific kid who is a practicing Catholic and is also a star athlete.
He has all his own money and he doesn’t need you for money, he just wants to meet his father. I am flying him to Las Vegas on my birthday in June… everyone in my family is excited… we will have my party and Simon’s coming home party.”
Simon said “All of a sudden all these superstars who are friends of his want to meet me. I went to Irish professional boxer Steve Collins’ house, and it turns out he knew my mum as well. It’s all very exciting – but I’m trying to take it all in my stride. My mum and dad here are over the moon – they’ve always said if I wanted to find them they would be behind me.”
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