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Lowestoft boxing star Anthony Ogogo added to Glasgow bill

Anthony Ogogo in action against Dan Blackwell in December.
Anthony Ogogo in action against Dan Blackwell in December. Credit: PA

Lowestoft boxer Anthony Ogogo will fight for the first time this year on March 1, when he takes on Greg O'Neill in Glasgow.

The Olympic bronze medallist will take to the ring for his fifth bout as a professional after being added to the undercard of Ricky Burns' WBO World Lightweight title defence against Terence Crawford at the SECC.

25-year-old Ogogo currently has an unbeaten record as a professional, including two knockouts.

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Herbie Hide handed 22-month sentence

Herbie Hide is facing a 22-month jail sentence.
Herbie Hide is facing a 22-month jail sentence. Credit: PA

Former boxing world champion Herbie Hide has been jailed for 22 months for conspiring to supply cocaine.

He was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court this afternoon.

The 42-year-old, from Bawburgh near Norwich, was arrested earlier this year after being caught up in a sting operation organised by a newspaper.

Herbie Hide sentencing

Herbie Hide Credit: PA Images

Former boxing world champion Herbie Hide is due to be sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court for a drugs charge this afternoon (Friday 29 November).

The 42-year-old, from Bawburgh near Norwich, was arrested earlier this year after being caught up in a sting operation organised by a newspaper.

He originally pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine but changed his plea to guilty at the start of a trial at Norwich Crown Court.

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Fighting back against gang violence

It's been an uneasy few months in Luton. There've been 10 shootings already this year, and now armed police are patrolling two estates known for gang related violence.

Sitting between the Marsh Farm and Lewsey Farm estates is Hockwell Ring Boxing Club. Volunteers there are working to engage young people in the area - getting them off the streets, and channelling their energy into sport.

Watch Olivia Paterson's report here...

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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