Cromer boxing brothers deny assault

Three boxing brothers from Cromer have denied causing grievous bodily harm with intent.Liam, 22, and Michael Walsh, 24, of Brownshill, and Liam's twin brother Ryan, of New Street, appeared at Norwich Crown Court, charged with an assault on Dale Brammall on October 27.

Three boxing brothers from Cromer have denied causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Liam, 22, and Michael Walsh, 24, of Brownshill, and Liam's twin brother Ryan, of New Street, appeared at Norwich Crown Court, charged with an assault on Dale Brammall on October 27.

They were granted conditional bail to reappear before the court on May 27.

The brothers, well-known in

local sporting circles, began their amateur careers at Aylsham Boxing Club and worked their way up the rankings.

Michael is a former flyweight champion, Ryan a former junior champion and Liam won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Australia in 2004.

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They turned professional last year, signing with promoter Frank Warren, making their debuts in a televised event at London's Excel Arena in a bill that also featured star fighter Amir Khan.

Liam and Ryan Walsh got their 2009 campaigns off to winning starts last month at London's York Hall, defeating Shaun Walton and Sid Razak respectively. Michael Walsh was unable to fight because of a hand injury.