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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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Frank Bruno: 'I'm coming back into boxing'
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Stephen Smith ‘healing’ after the Brit boxer’s ear was almost ripped off against Francisco Vargas

STEPHEN SMITH thanked fans for their support after he almost had his ear gruesomely ripped off in a bloody loss to Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. The British boxer was attempting to get himself back into the world title shot picture in Sin City. But after suffering the sickening cut to his […]

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STEPHEN SMITH thanked fans for their support after he almost had his ear gruesomely ripped off in a bloody loss to Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas on Sunday morning.

The British boxer was attempting to get himself back into the world title shot picture in Sin City.

Stephen Smith suffered a horrific cut to his ear as he was defeated by Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas
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But after suffering the sickening cut to his left ear from an accidental clash of heads the fight was stopped by the ringside doctor after the ninth round.

That left the result up to the judges, who scored 89-82, 88-83, 88-83 in favour of Vargas.

However, it was not the result that everyone was talking about following the 32-year-old Liverpudlian’s defeat.

The sickening images swept around the world, but Smith posted a positive update later on Sunday afternoon.

The Liverpublian suffered the gruesome cut in an accidental clash of heads
The Liverpublian suffered the gruesome cut in an accidental clash of heads
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The referee called the ringside doctor into action after the ninth round
The referee called the ringside doctor into action after the ninth round
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Smith posted this update on Twitter
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He wrote: “Thanks very much for all your supportive messages last night, read them all and they mean a lot.

“Went to hospital and got my ear stitched back up so hopefully all will heal well. Thanks again for all the love and support. Have a good Christmas everyone.”


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The horrific images of the gash evoked memories of when former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson bit a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear off during their title fight back in 1997 rematch for the belt.

Ex-unified super-middleweight and light-heavyweight world champ Andre Ward was one of those stunned by what he had witnessed.

He said: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that in a boxing match…in an ear that was not bitten.”

The hospital trip to repair his ear compounded a miserable night for Smith Stateside.

He has now lost three of his last five fights, with two of those world title attempts.

The doctor then ordered the fight to be stopped
The doctor then ordered the fight to be stopped
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The clash was decided by the judges, who voted Francisco Vargas as the winner with a score of 89-82, 88-83, 88-83
The clash was decided by the judges, who voted Francisco Vargas as the winner with a score of 89-82, 88-83, 88-83
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Some good news did emerge later at least as he received the green light from medics to fly back to England on Monday as planned.

Smith claimed prior to the Vargas clash that he would call time on his career if he continued to fall short at the top level.

The fighter from a family of four boxing brothers said: “This is boxing and I know having had two chances, I might only get one more shot.

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“For me it is not about going back to British level, I want to win a world title and defeat can ruin that.”

Meanwhile, the victory marked a successful return to action for Vargas, aged 32.

It was the Mexican’s first in-ring appearance since Miguel Berchelt inflicted a maiden career defeat on him to take his world title back in January.

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Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux undercard: Michael Conlan next up to fight Luis Fernando Molina in second US outing

VASYL LOMACHENKO will seek to end the unbeaten record of warrior Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday morning. But although the main fight is undoubtedly a blockbuster event, there is plenty more skills on show in the undercard. One of the highlights is Michael Conlon, the fighting pride of […]

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VASYL LOMACHENKO will seek to end the unbeaten record of warrior Guillermo Rigondeaux at Madison Square Garden in the early hours of Sunday morning.

But although the main fight is undoubtedly a blockbuster event, there is plenty more skills on show in the undercard.

Vasyl Lomachenko will headline a blockbuster show this weekend at Madison Square Garden
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One of the highlights is Michael Conlon, the fighting pride of northern Ireland, who will be fighting over in the US for the second time.

Here’s all you need to know about the undercard.

Who is fighting on the undercard?

Michael Conlon is unbeaten in five fights, and is seen as a genuine world title hope.

He will fight Argentinian hitter Luis Fernando Molina in a six round super bantamweightt contest.

In March this year Conlan secured a stoppage victory against Tim Ibarra.

Michael Conlan is touted as a future world champ and will be fighting in the US for a second time
Michael Conlan is touted as a future world champ and will be fighting in the US for a second time
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Also on the undercard will be: 

Christopher Diaz vs. Casey Ramos (super featherweight)

Bryant Jennings vs. Don Haynesworth (heavyweight)

Fazliddin Gaibnazarov vs. Steven Ortiz (super lightweight)

Michael Conlan vs. Luis Fernando Molina (featherweight)

Shakur Stevenson vs. Oscar Mendoza (featherweight)

Jose Gonzalez vs. Adan Gonzales (super bantamweight)

Mikaela Mayer vs. Nydia Feliciano (lightweight)


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When and what TV channel is it on?

The fight will take place at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden this Sunday morning, December 10.

It will be broadcast live on BoxNation.

Coverage begins on BT Sport and Box Nation at 2am UK time.

Follow ALL of the action with our LIVE BLOG right here.

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Lomachenko vs Rigondeaux live results: Shakur Stevenson gets US show off to a blistering start with stoppage victory against Oscar Mendoza

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