The partner of Sheffield boxing legend Herol ‘Bomber’ Graham has died after a battle with cancer.
Karen Neville was ill with stage-three bladder cancer and died in the early hours of Saturday.
Karen was diagnosed with cancer three-and-a-half years ago and a fundraising page was set up to pay for treatment after tumours appeared on her spine earlier this summer.
It had raised more than £19,000 for treatment not available on the NHS.
Posting on Twitter, Herol said: “Karen lost her fight to cancer in the early hours of this morning. Please could I ask people to give us space and respect our wishes.”
Former British and European middleweight champion Herol, 58, was committed to a mental health institute in January.