Former British, European & Commonwealth champion dies at 76

Former British and European heavyweight champion Jack Bodell has died, aged 76.

The Derbyshire-born fighter won amateur honours at light-heavyweight and claimed the British heavyweight title as a professional in October 1969.

He lost the belt to Henry Cooper but won it back in 1971 when a victory over Joe Bugner also secured the Commonwealth and European titles.

His career ended in 1972 after 58 wins and 13 losses, and in later life he suffered with dementia.