Rival ‘derby’ fans praised after Hardy’s points victory

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BOXER Ryan Hardy has congratulated Sheffield football fans who backed both him and his opponent Dale Hutchinson - but claimed his rival didn’t share the same sense of sportsmanship.

Hardy - a Sheffield Wednesday fan outpointed Sheffield United fan Hutchinson at the Don Valley “derby” last weekend.

“There were the odd football chants going on but it was all really good natured” said Hardy. “Both sets of fans got together afterwards and had a laugh and I am all for that type of sportsmanship, it is fantastic.


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