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Fabrice Benichou in Psychiatric Care After Suicide Attempts

By Per Ake Persson

Media in France are reporting that former IBF super bantamweight champion Fabrice Benichou, 46-years-old, has been taken into psychiatric care after three suicide attempts in four days. Benichou retired in 1998 but made a comeback in 2005 that ended in 2006 with a loss.

Fabrice turned pro in 84 and won the IBF title in 89, lost the title in 90 but later won the EBU featherweight title and challenged for the WBC title. Benichou plugged away throughout the 90´s but his best days were behind him.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by taansend on 06-12-2012

Benichou was a regular face back the 80's & 90's. Decent fighter although got a few hometown decisions. But always came to fight. If I remember he was from a Gypo family living near Calais but I could well be…

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