British heavyweight title challenger Mark Potter dies after tragic cancer battle


Former British heavyweight boxer and title challenger Mark Potter has died after a battle with cancer. Tributes have been paid to the London-born fighter, including from promoter Eddie Hearn, after it was announced Potter – diagnosed with stomach cancer in March this year – had passed away following a battle with illness.

IFLTV confirmed Potter had passed away in a statement released on Saturday: “Some sad news to bring you tonight… The popular former British heavyweight, Mark ‘The Great White Shark’ Potter, has sadly lost his battle with stomach cancer,” it read.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to Mark’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn was among those to respond to the post. Hearn wrote in the comments: “Rest in peace.”

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