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Monday, 14 September 2009

Darren Sutherland RIP

I've just heard the very, very tragic news about Darren Sutherland. 

I won't go into the details surrounding his untimely death - to be honest I don't have the stomach for it - but I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed watching the Dazzler perform in recent years.

He's a man who overcame a serious eye injury to get his career back on track.  His highlight, of course, was last summer when he won a Bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics.  Things were going well in his pro career - Sutherland had won his first four fights, all via knockout.  And then this.  So, so sad.

My thoughts are with his family and friends.  I commend them for their part in raising a genial gentleman and wish them the best through this devastating time.


  1. It's so sad. Without delving further into the incident I do hope his passing will highlight serious issues that affect young Irish males a lot more then people realise.

  2. Hopefully something good will come outta this tragic event. More awareness as said above is needed to issues that the youth today deal with. Greatest sympathies to the family