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Irish boxer who won bronze in Beijing dies at 27

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LONDON (AP) - Darren Sutherland, who won an Olympic bronze medal in boxing at last year's Beijing Games, has been found dead at his home, manager Frank Maloney said. He was 27.

Sutherland was found hanged at his home Monday by Maloney, who was taken to the hospital suffering from shock. Tests revealed that the 55-year-old manager had recently had a heart attack.

Sutherland, who fought for Ireland at the Olympics and was unbeaten in his first four pro fights, who was due to appear with Maloney at a news conference on Tuesday to talk about his next fight, which had been scheduled for Oct. 16.

The Metropolitan Police said Sutherland, who was not married and had no history of personal problems, was pronounced dead just after 3 p.m. Monday. His death is not being treated as suspicious, police said.

Olympic middleweight champion James DeGale, the man who beat Sutherland in Beijing, paid tribute to his former rival.




Was he pulling the ol' David Carradine-maneuver?
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