by David P. Greisman
Richard Evatt, a former British boxer who largely fought at featherweight and junior lightweight, has died at 38 after collapsing Monday inside a homeless shelter, according to the Coventry Telegraph.
Police have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of murdering Evatt, the report said.
Evatt fought as a pro from 1995 to 2002, a career that included a 1999 fight with Junior Jones in which Evatt was ahead on the scorecards before being stopped in the 11th round, according to BoxRec.com.
Evatt was 20-5 with 14 knockouts. He leaves behind three children, according to the newspaper.
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