Docherty to go on fighting

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Drew Docherty, the British bantamweight champion, is to carry on boxing after the death of his most recent opponent James Murray, 25, who died two days after their title fight in Glasgow on 13 October.

Docherty, 29, said yesterday: "I have decided to carry on mainly because of the reaction of James Murray's father Kenny and my own parents Archie and Maureen. My mum and dad said if it had been me they would never have held it against James Murray. I couldn't sleep for three nights after the fight. It was tragic what happened and I am not over it yet."

Docherty is to see a bereavement counsellor before his next fight, which is likely to be in February for the European title against Johnny Armour.

Docherty said the fight with Murray had been one of the hardest of his career and that any future victories would be dedicated to Murray's memory.

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