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Former boxing champion dies after long battle with sickness





- First Caribbean boxing champion Bunny Sterling has died on Friday at the age of 70

- Sterling claimed the Londsdale Belt after winning the British Commonwealth Middleweight Championship in 1970

- Sterling passed on after a four-year battle with dementia

First Caribbean immigrant to win a British title Bunny Sterling died on Friday, November 16, after a long battle with dementia

According to a UK Sun report, Sterling, who was the first Caribbean immigrant to claim a British title, after defeating Mark Rowe in British middleweight bout in 1970.

In 1976, Sterling claimed another milestone when he emerged European champion but on Friday, after a four-year battle with dementia (a conditions characterised by impairment of at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and judgement) passed on.

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