Frank Warren won his libel case against the former heavyweight world champion boxer Herbie Hide. Herbie Hide falsely claimed in a live interview with Steve Bunce, the well-known boxing commentator, that Frank Warren had bribed the boxer Johnny Nelson to give up his title belt in favour of Enzo Maccarinelli. This was completely untrue and Frank Warren was awarded £35,000 in damages, together with an injunction and costs, after the High Court heard evidence from him, finding that the allegation was “a very serious allegation in the world of boxing”. His Honour Judge Moloney QC (Sitting as a Judge of the High Court) found Frank Warren to be “genuinely affronted, offended and distressed” by the allegations broadcast live on Setanta last year and wanted the sum in damages to show that “Mr Warren has received the full vindication of the Court”.

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