Darren Sutherland - Suicide? the end of a budding boxing career.
Very sad news about a young man that seemingly had a wonderful career still a head of him. He was fit healthy and a very good boxer a holder of an Olympic Medal for Ireland 2008.
He had quit amateur boxing in 2008 and was promoted as being the new super star of professional boxing.
Following the exposure gained at the Olympics, Sutherland was offered a number of contracts to signed as a professional boxer. In October 2008 he signed terms with London based promotor Frank Maloney. On 18 December, 2008, Sutherland made a winning start to his professional career with 1st round knockout of Georgi Iliev in Dublin. After the bout, Sutherland's promotor Frank Maloney said "I think we've found a real superstar here tonight and this is just the start of a long journey". His next fight against Siarhei Navarka on 6th March at Wigan's Robin Park Arena ended with Sutherland winning by 3rd round stoppage.
Darren won his 3rd fight at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke on June 29 against Vepkhia Tchilaia. Darren won his next fight against Gennadiy Rasalev in York Hall, London
His new manager Frank Maloney had very high hopes for Darren Sutherland. It was very sad news that this young new hopeful of the professional boxing circuit seemingly suffered from depression that led to him hanging himself at his London home yesterday.
The way he died as not yet been released via normal media channels however a video on youtube.com had a note that stated he had hung himself. The official report being..
A medal-winning Irish Olympic boxer has been found dead by his manager at his flat in Bromley, south London.
Darren Sutherland, 27, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing, was discovered by Frank Maloney.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed Sutherland was pronounced dead on Monday afternoon and his death was not being treated as suspicious.
I wonder why this young man took his own life, was it because he was alone in a big city even though one can be famous, loneliness can lead to depression. Or perhaps he had been jilted by his love one. But one thing for sure the media will be milking this sad story of a young man, that from the outside look as having the world as his oyster. Events like this make me feel very sad and that’s because I have sampled such depression and know of its dangers. But its always the ones that get left behind that suffer more than the person that kills themselves.
My heart goes out to his family and those that will miss him.