Boxer recovering in hospital after post-fight collapse

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Farrell was given oxygen and rushed to hospital Photo: Action Images

Heywood boxer Kieran Farrell is reported to be recovering in hospital after collapsing following defeat to Anthony Crolla in Manchester.

The 22-year-old was carried out on a stretcher at Bowlers Arena in Trafford Park after believed suffering from extreme dehydration. Farrell was being given oxygen as he left the arena.

The defeat was Farrell's first as a professional fighter. His opponent last night paid tribute to his fellow Mancunian on Twitter:

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Honour to share a ring with @viciousfarrell , prayers r with him and been told he is now doing well. Best news I've had all night #warrior