Partner of Sheffield boxing legend Herol ‘Bomber’ Graham dies after three-year battle with cancer 

Karen Neville, pictured in 1986.
Karen Neville, pictured in 1986.

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.

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It had raised more than £19,000 for treatment not available on the NHS.

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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.”

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Former British and European middleweight champion Herol, 58, was committed to a mental health institute in January.