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Man denies murdering Tyson Fury’s cousin Rico Burton, 31, after he was stabbed outside bar

, Man denies murdering Tyson Fury’s cousin Rico Burton, 31, after he was stabbed outside bar

A MAN has today denied murdering Tyson Fury’s cousin in a knife attack outside a bar.

Rico Burton, 31, was stabbed to death in a 3am “bloodbath” in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, in August.

Rico Burton was stabbed to death after a night out

Liam O’Prey has been charged with murder

A 17-year-old man, believed to be a relative, suffered significant life-changing injuries.

Liam O’Prey, 21, appeared at Manchester Crown Court today to deny a charge of murder.

He also pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent in relation to the teen.

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O’Prey, wearing a grey jumper, admitted possession of a bladed article and possession of cocaine.

He was remanded in custody ahead of a provisional trial date of February 6 next year.

Ex-youth boxing star Rico had been watching the Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk fight with pals on August 20 before they moved to a different pub in leafy Altrincham.

Emergency crews were scrambled to the Goose Green area early the next morning after a fight allegedly broke out.

Rico was rushed to hospital but sadly couldn’t be saved and was declared dead shortly after.

Officers arrested O’Prey and a 20-year-old man on suspicion of murder following the horror.

The second suspect has been released on bail pending enquiries.

Fury previously called on the government to “bring higher sentencing for knife crime” after his cousin was “stabbed in the neck”.

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The heavyweight boxing champion wrote on Instagram: “My cousin was murdered last night, stabbed in the neck.

“This is becoming ridiculous… idiots carry knives. This needs to stop.”

He added: “ASAP, UK government needs to bring higher sentencing for knife crime.

“It’s a pandemic and you don’t know how bad it is until one of your own.

“Life is very precious and it can be taken away very quick. Enjoy every moment.”

Steve Egan, 60, chief coach at Jimmy Egan’s Boxing Academy where Rico trained, described him as a “lovely lad” and a “fantastic boxer”.

He added: “We are all devastated.”

, Man denies murdering Tyson Fury’s cousin Rico Burton, 31, after he was stabbed outside bar
Tyson Fury paid tribute to his cousin after the horror

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How to protect yourself

You must protect your head whenever you are attacked. It is your goal to not get punched. To do this, you will need to learn how to prevent an incoming punch. Here’s what to do:

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  1. Be tall and square your shoulders.
  2. Keep your elbows straight up.
  3. Block the incoming punch with your forearm.
  4. Counterattack immediately.
  5. Keep blocking until the attacker flees.
  6. Keep fighting for your rights.

Is it possible to train boxing with out fighting?

Fighting is the only way to train boxing. You must put in the work to get better at boxing. It is possible to improve your boxing technique.

It is important to observe good boxers fighting in order to improve your boxing technique. Pay attention to how they move and throw punches. Also, observe how they defend themselves. You can then try to imitate them.

Next, you will need to spar against another fighter. This is where you will see if your boxing technique has improved. You will also be able to see how fast you punch, how strong your punches are, and how well it blocks incoming punches when sparring.

Doing drills is another way to improve your boxing skills. You will improve with practice so be patient and persevering.

How can I improve my defense in fighting?

Learning how to fight intelligently can help you improve your defense. You must know how to defend against attacks from all angles, and you must also know how to counterattack if necessary.

If you don’t know how fight, you won’t be ready for anything. You’ll just get beaten up. If you know how to fight you will be ready for anything.

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These are some tips that will help you improve your defense.

  1. Know the origin of your opponent’s attack. This means you should pay attention to what your opponent is saying. If your opponent appears nervous, it could mean that he’s about to attack again.
  2. Be calm. Don’t panic. Instead, try to remain focused and relaxed.
  3. Block with your arms. Blocking with your arms is an effective and simple way to defend against attacks.
  4. Counterattack. If you see your opponent attacking you, then you need to counterattack immediately.
  5. Fight dirty. Fighting dirty is another way of defending yourself. You can kick your opponent back if he throws a kick at it.


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How do you set up a Boxing Gym within your House?

A common question that people ask is how to set up a gym for boxing. People often ask what amount they should spend on equipment, what size space is needed, how many people do they need, etc. The cost of starting a business can be affected by many factors. Location, type of business and number of employees are all important factors. Most people don’t realize the importance to have good equipment. You cannot begin if you don’t own the right equipment. So if you really want to start a boxing gym in your home, here are some tips to help you out.

  1. Training should be done in a safe environment. Anyplace you can train is fine, whether it’s in your garage, basement, spare or living area. The only requirement is that there must be enough space to set up the equipment.
  2. A punching bag (or more) is essential. This is important as you won’t learn how to punch without one. It could be anything you like, from a simple plastic bag to a sturdy leather bag. You should ensure that the bag is large enough to accommodate you comfortably. It should be strong and durable to ensure that you can use it for many years.
  3. You will need a mat. When practicing kicks, mats are used to protect walls and floors. It is made mostly of foam rubber. These can be purchased online or in-store.
  4. A bench is essential. A bench is used to support your back while you do pushups. These can be bought online or in stores. Make sure you get the right size.
  5. A speedbag is necessary. Speedbags can be used to improve hand movement speed. These bags can be bought online or offline. Be sure to buy quality products that last.
  6. You need a headgear. The headgear protects your head during sparring sessions. It can be purchased from online stores or offline stores. You should ensure that the product you select fits your face well.
  7. You need gloves. Gloves are used to protect your hands during sparring sessions. These gloves are available online and in offline shops. You can choose the pair that best suits you and your style.
  8. You will need a mouthpiece. Mouthpieces can be used to protect your smile during sparring sessions. These can be purchased online and offline. Choose the right pair for you.
  9. Rings are essential. Rings can be used to simulate real fights. These rings can either be purchased in an offline store or online. Make sure that it has padding on both sides so that you aren’t injured during sparring sessions.
  10. A towel is essential. Towels are used to wipe sweat off after each workout session. They can either be purchased at your local sporting good store or online. They should be soft and absorbent.



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