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‘Medication makes me feel like a zombie’: Frank Bruno’s torment as he begs to come off drugs for his mental illness

Hey-day: Frank, pictured in his heavyweight boxing hey-day in 1983, after flooring Mike Jamieson during their bout in Chicago, Illinois. Frank won the fight after a KO in the second round

The former world heavyweight star opens up in a series of emotional interviews with his 26-year-old daughter Rachel Bruno, for a new documentary. Frank, 51, has has been taking medication for depression for years and also suffers from bi-polar disorder, meaning his mood can swing from episodes of extreme elation and disillusionment to extreme depression. He has been sectioned three times after episodes of acting ‘crazy’, but despite this he still wants to come off the drugs. In one moving interview with his daughter, Frank says, quoted in The Sun: ‘I am trying to get off the medication, Rach. I don’t want to be alike a zombie for the rest of my life.’ The documentary is a journey of discovery for Rachel who sets out to learn more about her father’s destructive illness. She first witnessed the extent to which her father’s disease takes control of him in 2003, when he was first sectioned.

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'Medication makes me feel like a zombie': Frank Bruno's torment as he begs to come off drugs for his mental illness BoxingGloveBlack

I have a game plan, we have done my work in the gym. I have watched Prizefighter previously and you need a high work-rate, which is what I have got. But if you have to but a bomb out to catch them and the knockout comes then the knockout comes, but I will be looking to win the rounds. Southern Area champion Danny Connor and unbeaten 21 year old Charlie Rice will battle for a spot in the first semi-final where they will face either Ryan Crash Bang Taylor and Matty Tew, who clash in the second quarter final. Taylors first loss as a pro came against Liam Shinkwin when they met for the vacant Southern Area lightweight title in March, and they could meet in the final after Shinkwin was drawn in the third quarter final against Eren Arif. As well as the seven Prizefighter three rounders, Dagenham lightweight Kevin Mitchell (33-2) returns to the ring from a ten month absence following his World title challenge against Ricky Burns in September. Mitchell will box Frenchman Sebastien Benito (10-6) over eight rounds.

Boxing officials fight over including pros at the Olympics


(AIBA)plans to invite dozensof professionalsto the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Butthat doesn’tnecessarily mean that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Wladimir Klitschko will be competing under their national flags. The AIBA is creating a pro boxing organization in which member fighters canbe paid while still retaining their Olympic eligibility. The so-called APBwill officially begin competitions next year.

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It was as big a performance in a big fight that you could ever ask for, and it solidified Ward’s status as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in boxing. Canelo Alvarez It’s hard to pick the best knockout of Canelo Alvarez’s young career. Most of his signature knockout victories came against fighters who were either unknown, past their primes or undersized. One of the few scalps on his resume that was still in somewhat decent fighting shape was former welterweight champion Kermit Cintron. At the time Cintron was considered something of a step-up floyd mayweather jr v canelo alvarez tickets fight for the then-21-year-old rising star, but he provided little in the way of serious resistance. Canelo dominated him, in front of a raucous crowd in his native Mexico, putting him down near the end of the fourth round before pounding out a stoppage victory in the fifth. Danny Garcia Danny Garcia just couldn’t help but upset the apple cart. He was brought in last July as little more than a name opponent for Amir Khan to defeat and get back on track, after a stunning split-decision loss to Lamont Peterson. And in the opening moments of the fight, it appeared he would fit that role nicely. But in the third round Khan’s Achilles heel, his chin, completely changed the composition of the fight. With just under 30 seconds remaining in the round, Garcia connected on a huge left hook that sent Khan sprawling.

Boxing finals tickets sell-out on eve of Kazan 2013 Opening Ceremony


The preliminary rounds of the boxing events is due to get underway today at the Boxing Centre, which holds just under 2,000 spectators. « The tickets for the final matches of the boxing tournament have been sold out and are no longer available for sale, » said Khamatov. « The venue is meant to hold 1,800 spectators and on July 10 it will be completely full, » « Even yesterday evening, there was not a lot of tickets left for sale, and only around five percent were still available for the semi-final matches. » The boxing competition will feature 161 athletes from 35 nations vying for gold, and the competitors in the 52kg and under, 60kg, 64kg, 75kg, 81kg and 91kg and over categories will take their first step on the road to medals tonight. London 2012 Olympian Magomed Omarov is one of Russia’s medal hopefuls in the boxing at Kazan 2013 The official tournament draw and weigh-in will take place today, with the final rounds in ten weight classes taking place on July 10. Among those expected to attend the event is C K Wu, President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and one of six candidates to replace Jacques Rogge as President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The host nation have high hopes for medals in boxing, and Russian head coachIvan Shidlovsky has said that the Boxing Federation of Russia have set them an ambitious target for medals. « The management of the Boxing Federation of Russia set the task for the national team to win eight medals at the Summer Universiade, including three gold, two silver and three bronze medals, and place first in the team ranking, » he said. The opening ceremony of the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan will take place at the newly-built 45,000-seater Kazan Arena tomorrow.

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