News September 2009

Olympian Darren Sutherland found dead


Darren Sutherland

Boxing fans are tonight in mourning following the tragic death of Olympic boxing champion Darren Sutherland, who was found hanging in his Bromley home today by his promoter Frank Maloney.

Sutherland, who won bronze for Ireland was tipped for greatness in the professional game and was a very popular fighter amongst boxing fans who admired his talent and attitude to the sport.

In a statement, Frank Maloney said: "It is very sad and unexpected.

"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."

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