Brendan Ingle gives a message of support to former student of Sheffield gym Herol Graham

The Sheffield community continues to send thoughts and prayers to Herol Graham, a former star boxer trained in the city who is currently ill in hospital.

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 14:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 14:57 pm
Herol Graham and Brendan Ingle 1987

Herol’s old coach Brendan Ingle is the latest to add his voice to the well wishers. He said everyone at Ingle Gym wished the former middleweight a speedy recovery.

Sources close to Herol say he suffered complications following a burst appendix about a fortnight ago.

Yesterday former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno visited Herol in hospital in London alongside footballer-turned-boxer Leon McKenzie, who played in the Premier League for Norwich City.

Hundreds of people have posted messages for Herol on The Star’s Facebook page.

Herol, who moved to Sheffield to train in his teens, is widely considered one of the best boxers never to win a world title during his career.

Sheffield-tranied boxer Herol Graham in hospital with friend and fellow boxer Colin McMillan.
Sheffield-tranied boxer Herol Graham in hospital with friend and fellow boxer Colin McMillan.