He has fought some of the country’s toughest men, climbed the world’s highest mountains and crossed the driest deserts.

But faced with a herd of cows, boxer Anthony Brown said: “I thought I was going to die”.

The 14-stone fighter, known as The Captain, was jogging over Devil’s Dyke when thick fog fell and he found himself being chased by more than 200 cattle.

A lead member of the thundering herd knocked him over, leaving him face down in the mud, with more of the creatures just yards behind.

But the animals didn’t know what they had let themselves in for as Anthony did what he does best – he fought back.

Father-of-two Mr Brown, from Worthing, said: “No one puts me in the corner. I told myself, think of it like you’re in the ring - don’t let them beat you.”

The 35-year-old, who has run 170 miles across the Sahara desert and climbed Kilimanjaro, told how the incident happened last Thursday.

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