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Funeral held for one of Bristol's best boxers

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The funeral is being held for the Bristol boxer Dean Francis.

The 44-year-old former European champion passed away in May after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in January 2017.

During his 20-year career, Francis was nicknamed 'Star' and won British, European, Inter-Continental and Commonwealth titles.

But despite his successes, he never to become world champion.

Many still consider him to be the best British fighter.

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