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Mr Graham's body was found "emaciated" and weighing just four-and-half-stone eight months after his benefits were stopped. “It was hard to do business with them,” Duff insisted. “I would take Herol to the working men’s clubs and ask if anybody thought they could hit him,” said Ingle. "I want them to learn so that nobody else has to die. An inquest heard he was emaciated, weighed 30kg and had just a couple of five-year-old tins of fish in his cupboard. The system is not fit for purpose. Herol Graham: I tried to kill myself.

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General secretary John Smith, however, says it is not in the governing body’s remit to provide welfare for former boxers. For him, that normal life includes loading lorries for his local Asda, the only job he could hold down after boxing, although he has also generously given much of his time helping to train young boxers. © 2020 BBC. Terry told her years later that he would do it all again, he loved the warmth and friendship of the boxing fraternity. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? The inquest into Mr Graham's death in June 2018 heard he'd had a history of depression. You’re in bed crying every day.

Graham had one more world title fight, his last night in the ring in 1998 when he was winning but ran out of steam against Charles Brewer for the IBF super-middleweight title. In 1978 at 18 he won the British amateur title, turned professional later that year, won the British, European and Commonwealth titles in an unbeaten sequence of 38 fights that lasted until 1987.

‘We were always close and I loved the way millions of people took him to their hearts. "If anyone had known he was struggling, help could have been provided.

Challenging Charles Brewer for his IBF super middleweight title, Graham was stopped in the tenth round. His GP and the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust agreed to have him sectioned in 2015, but he returned home to Pine View flats, Radford after a matter of days. "It is shocking.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. His mother, Jackie, said: ‘We are a boxing family.

She added: "If they'd done [that], Errol would be ill - but I guarantee he would still be here.". VideoRescuers rush to save beached pilot whales, .css-orcmk8-HeadlineContainer{display:-webkit-box;display:-webkit-flex;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-webkit-box-pack:justify;-webkit-justify-content:space-between;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between;}US election 2020: Who has lead in states still counting?.css-1dedj2h-Rank{-webkit-align-self:center;-ms-flex-item-align:center;align-self:center;color:#B80000;margin-left:3.125rem;}1, US election results: Trump sues as path to victory over Biden narrows2, US election results 2020: When might we get a winner?3, US Election 2020: Results and exit poll in maps and charts4, Coronavirus: Denmark imposes lockdowns amid mink covid fears5, Bitcoin: $1bn seized from Silk Road account by US government6, US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?7, Hong Kong: People invited to snitch on their neighbours8, US election 2020: Three viral vote claims fact-checked9, Coronavirus spreads after Covid-sceptic bishop's funeral in Montenegro10. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. The serious case panel is a new process currently being established and will be chaired by a director and members will be senior civil servants from across the department. "He was without money for six to eight months. Some of the strongest men in the world have been physically and mentally broken by the pounding they suffered in the ring. Errol Graham, 57, was found dead on the floor of his 15th-storey Nottingham council flat when bailiffs broke down his door. Since retiring life has been tough on Graham and he tried to take his own life in 2009, A tale of sorcery and sadness: The tragic story of Herol Bomber Graham. He set up the British Ex-Boxers’ Hall of Fame and is determined to make this new project equally successful. Ingle was back in the corner but so was Eastwood and their arguing, contradictory advice, open hatred of each other left Graham in turmoil.

Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. When he wrote his life story several years ago, he called it tellingly Bomber: Behind the Laughter. In a written summary of the inquest findings, Assistant Coroner Elizabeth Didcock said: "I cannot say on a balance of probabilities that the cessation of Errol’s ESA led directly to his death. There is not one solid story that I believe about Graham refusing a fight - he was just bloody avoided. I want to be on the outside again with my family and friends.’. "It is likely that this loss of income, and housing, were the final and devastating stressors, that had a significant effect on his mental health. VideoTech to spot sailor’s mood in tough global race, 'Bigorexia leading to depression' among gym-goers, 'Young black people need role models to see' Video'Young black people need role models to see', Why there are fears of civil war in Ethiopia. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.


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