Man denies murder of Maryport boxer William Richardson
A man has denied murdering an award-winning boxer.
Sean Morrin, 33, is accused of stabbing William Richardson, 34, in Senhouse Street, Maryport, Cumbria, in the early hours of 8 August.
During a short hearing at Carlisle Crown Court, Morrin, of Nelson Street in Maryport, spoke only to confirm his name and enter a not guilty plea.
He is due to face trial on 8 January and was remanded in custody by judge Peter Davis.
Following his death, Mr Richardson, of Elizabeth Terrace, Maryport, was described as a "devoted family man" who would be "dearly missed".
The bricklayer, who was a father and stepfather, had won several awards for boxing including a Northern Area title belt as a semi-pro.