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Boxing legend Frank Bruno, 55, forced to sell luxury house after travellers next door ‘tap into his water supply’

FRANK Bruno is selling his luxury home after falling out with travellers accused of tapping into his water supply. The boxing legend, 55, also confronted them over a trailer hitting his hedging. His house, which borders a travellers’ site, is now on the market. A neighbour said: “He’s had all sorts of problems with them. […]

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FRANK Bruno is selling his luxury home after falling out with travellers accused of tapping into his water supply.

The boxing legend, 55, also confronted them over a trailer hitting his hedging.

Frank Bruno has been forced to put his home on the market after a series of run-ins

His house, which borders a travellers’ site, is now on the market.

A neighbour said: “He’s had all sorts of problems with them. There have been suggestions they tapped into his water supply.

“It happened while he was in America. He came back and a massive water bill arrived. I’m told he went up there.”

A YouTube video called Traveller Beef also shows a trailer ploughing into Bruno’s borders in the home counties.

The former world heavyweight champ is seen driving on to their site, and saying: “I’m not disrespecting you.

“I’m trying to talk to you like a man — but I would just like it put back how it was before.”

Bruno, who was at a health spa this weekend, moved into the five-bed property in 2006.

A traveller at the site said of his decision to sell: “It could have something to do with some run-ins he’s had with people here.

“He’s a lovely man.”

The former world heavyweight champ moved into the five-bed property in 2006
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Ryan Burnett in the clear after fears he had suffered brain injury during unification bout against Zhanat Zhakiyanov

FEARS that Ryan Burnett could have suffered a brain problem after unifying the bantamweight division proved to be a pain in the neck – literally. Burnett was taken to hospital complaining of headaches after he added the WBA ‘super’ title to his IBF crown when he beat Zhanat Zhakiyanov on points in a bitterly fought […]

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FEARS that Ryan Burnett could have suffered a brain problem after unifying the bantamweight division proved to be a pain in the neck – literally.

Burnett was taken to hospital complaining of headaches after he added the WBA ‘super’ title to his IBF crown when he beat Zhanat Zhakiyanov on points in a bitterly fought clash in Belfast.

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Ryan Burnett was taken to hospital after his win over Zhanat Zhakiyanov – but he thankfully did not suffer any brain injury[/caption]

But the northern Irishman’s trainer Adam Booth revealed: “Ryan damaged ligaments in his neck during the fight and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

“Ryan had scans and other tests done at Belfast’s Royal Victoria hospital and those tests revealed the ligament injury.”

Burnett, 25, is hoping he can defend his titles early next year.

Promoter Eddie Hearn says that Burnett is targeting the other belt holders in the bantamweight division.

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Burnett added the WBA super bantamweight title to his IBF strap[/caption]

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The Northern Irishman is now chasing fights against the other belt holders[/caption]

“He has built a fortress here in Belfast,” said Hearn.

“He is the unified champion of the world and he’s done remarkably well.

“A lot of praise has to go to Adam Booth whose game plan was outstanding.

“We want to come back here in February or March and try and pick up the other belts in the division.

“You’ve got some great champs in the division, Jamie McDonnell is fighting Liborio Solis in Monaco in a few weeks, you’ve got Paul Butler watching this at home and also Zolani Tete who is a great champion.

“The WBC is also vacant at the minute and Ryan wants to pick them all up. For now though, he deserves a lot of credit.”

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David Haye has claimed an offer has been sent to British heavyweight champion Sam Sexton to face Joe Joyce, but he hasn’t heard back from his team

DAVID HAYE has revealed he has sent British heavyweight champion Sax Sexton an offer to fight Joy Joyce… but is yet to hear back. The 2016 Olympic silver medallist knocked out Ian Lewison on Saturday night on his professional debut, and is already closing in on a title shot. Joyce – who is set to […]

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DAVID HAYE has revealed he has sent British heavyweight champion Sax Sexton an offer to fight Joy Joyce… but is yet to hear back.

The 2016 Olympic silver medallist knocked out Ian Lewison on Saturday night on his professional debut, and is already closing in on a title shot.

Joe Joyce could be in line for a shot at the British title after dazzling on his debut
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Sam Sexton currently holds the famous Lonsdale belt after he beat Gary Cornish via unanimous decision
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Joyce – who is set to be fast-tracked by Haye – believes he has the beating of Sexton (24-3), and wants to face the 33-year-old on the undercard of his promoter’s bout with Tony Bellew on December 17.

Speaking after his eighth-round dismissal of ‘Lay Em Out’ Lewison, the 32-year-old said: “I watched his fight against (Gary) Cornish and I thought I could take both of them.

“We’ll see if that fight gets made for December.”

And Haye revealed: “We’ve offered Sam Sexton to fight Joe for the British title next. I’ve offered him a career-high pay day.

The 2016 Olympic silver medallist knocked out Ian Lewison in the eights round on Saturday night
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Joe Joyce proved to be a class above his experienced opponent at Indigo at the 02
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“Haven’t heard back from him yet. We offered Dave Allen the chance to fight here tonight, but he turned it down for the rematch (with Lenroy Thomas).

“Both of those guys could fight Joe on the undercard of my fight in December, so hopefully one of them come through. They said a week ago that they would get back to me in two days. I’ll chase them up again. I offered them good money, so we’ll see.

“Hopefully people are brave – Sexton just won the British title – to fight someone in their second pro fight in a 12-rounder, you’d think you’d be brave enough to do that.

“Same thing for the winner of (David) Allen and Lenroy Thomas – Allen already turned down the offer for the first fight – he was like ‘No I don’t think so’.

David Allen (right) reportedly rejected the chance to fight the 2014 Commonwealth champion
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“He knows, he’s sparred with Joe that’s the thing, he’s felt the power, he’s felt the ‘Juggernaut’ and doesn’t fancy it, but if you’re the Commonwealth champion, you have to fight all-comers.

“Fighting a guy in his second pro fight, you’re the Commonwealth champion, in a 12-round fight, you’d think you’d have put your hand up for good money so we’ll see.”

When asked by SunSport whether contenders such as the dangerous Daniel Dubois or David Price could be options for Joyce, Haye simply stated neither wants the challenge.

He added: “They’re not going to want to go anywhere near Joe Joyce.

David Haye insists boxers do not want to face his fighter, despite being offered career high paydays
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“Just look at the calibre of their opposition, and then look what Joe is going to be doing. I think you can tell the confidence of a promoter by the opponents that they send their fighters in with.

“And I think tonight was a prime example, a lot of people thought I was crazy, ‘what are you doing’, ‘what happens if it goes past five or six rounds?’, ‘He doesn’t know how to pace himself blah, blah, blah’, but look what he did tonight.”

Joyce managed to dispatch Lewison in two rounds fewer than world title contender Dillian Whyte achieved last year.

The 2014 Commonwealth champion is entering the paid ranks late in his career, and will be desperate to claim numerous titles in a short space of time.

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Josh Warrington vs Dennis Ceylan: Undercard, TV channel, start time, live stream and betting tips for world-title fight

JOSH WARRINGTON will be hoping the fiery crowd in Leeds will help drive him to glory in his final world-title eliminator against Dennis Ceylan. The undefeated Yorkshireman is set to for his toughest test as he is hoping to secure a chance to challenge Lee Selby for his IBF featherweight belt. Bet £10 on Warrington v […]

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JOSH WARRINGTON will be hoping the fiery crowd in Leeds will help drive him to glory in his final world-title eliminator against Dennis Ceylan.

The undefeated Yorkshireman is set to for his toughest test as he is hoping to secure a chance to challenge Lee Selby for his IBF featherweight belt.

Josh Warrington will take on Dennis Ceylan in a final eliminator
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When is Josh Warrington vs Dennis Ceylan?

THE bout is on Saturday night, October 21.

It will be hosted at First Direct Arena in Leeds.

Josh Warrington vs Dennis Ceylan betting tips and odds

There is plenty of hype around Josh Warrington thanks to his affiliation with sleeping football giant Leeds United and he will be roared on to victory in his home town this weekend.

The IBF final featherweight eliminator should be decided by the Englishman’s sheer size and fitness rather than sublime skill.

The biggest test of his career so far came last time out against Kiko Martinez and he was fortunate to get a majority decision, again on home soil, leaving question marks over his world-class status.

Dane fighter Ceylan is not great but he is game and dogged and should be resilient enough for Warrington to put on another show before winning on points.

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What channel is it on?

BT Sport 1 will be showing the fight live.

Coverage will begin at 8.30pm.

The show will air the whole fight card and will finish at midnight.

How can I live stream it?

Fans can also stream the fight live via BT Sports’ streaming service.

The BT Sport app is available on a number of devices.

Who is on the undercard?

Tyrone Nurse vs Jack Catterall – British super lightweight title

Leon Woodstock vs Craig Poxton

James Metcalf  vs Damon Jones

Zelfa Barrett vs Chris Conwell – English super featherweight title

Reece Mould vs TBA

Tommy Langford vs TBA

Sam Maxwell vs TBA

Darren Tetley vs TBA

Jack Bateson vs Kamil Jaworek

Jack Daniel vs TBA

Jack Massey vs TBA

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