by David P. Greisman
Retired British boxer Shawn Cummins, who mostly fought between junior middleweight and middleweight, was found dead and dismembered last week in his home in England, according to the Leicester Mercury.
Cummins was 44. He had been retired since 1995 after losing a bid for the British Boxing Board of Controls middleweight title, ending his career with a record of 22-6-1 with 14 knockouts.
The article said Cummins had been paralyzed in an accident in 2004 and was bedridden. He was last seen alive on Sept. 1. Cummins body parts were found in freezers.
A 28-year-old acquaintance of his has been arrested, according to the article.
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