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Olympic boxer found hanged

Olympic boxer found hanged

Irish Olympic medal winning boxer Darren Sutherland was found hanged at his London home on Monday, his manager and police said.
Manager Frank Maloney said he had discovered the champion boxer's body in Bromley in south London, and described the 27-year-old's death "as a tragedy for Ireland and the world of boxing."
"It is very sad and unexpected," Maloney said in a statement.
"At this sad time my thoughts are with Darren's family and I hope their privacy at this very difficult time will be respected by the media.
"It is a tragedy for Ireland and the world of boxing."
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said his death was not being treated as suspicious and his family have been informed.
Sutherland won bronze for Ireland in the middleweight division at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, losing to Great Britain's James DeGale in the semi-finals.
He announced after winning the medal that it would be his last ever amateur bout. The fighter made his professional debut in Dublin in December, winning by a knockout.
Sutherland, a two-time European Union amateur champion, went on to win his next three professional bouts. Under Maloney's guidance and based in London, the boxer was being fast-tracked to the top ranks of the pro-circuit.


Updated : 2021-10-17 17:04 GMT+08:00