Hide denies fight fixing

Former boxing world champion Herbie Hide has denied fixing boxing matches after allegations he told a national newspaper he was prepared to rig a fight.

Ex-boxer Hide denies fight fixing allegations

by Malcolm Robertson

A former boxing world champion has been caught on camera apparently offering to fix a fight for money.

Herbie Hide, from Bawburgh near Norwich, is seen on video telling undercover reporters from The Sunday Sun he could rig a match for £1,000,000.

The paper claims he also put its staff in touch with a drug dealer who offered them cocaine.

Herbie Hide told ITV News Anglia reporter Malcolm Robertson he realised it was a sting and was just playing along with it.

Ex-boxer Herbie Hide denies match fixing

Former boxing world champion Herbie Hide from Norfolk has denied fixing boxing matches Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Former boxing world champion Herbie Hide has denied fixing boxing matches after allegations he told a national newspaper he was prepared to rig a fight.

The 41-year-old from Bawburgh near Norwich allegedly told undercover reporters from the Sun he would fix a boxing match for £1,000,000.

The paper claims he also put them in touch with a drug dealer who offered them cocaine. Norfolk Police have confirmed they are investigating. Mr Hide has since said he's never fixed a match, and was playing along with the undercover reporters.

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