Eamonn Magee ex-boxer admits stealing champagne bottles

Eamonn Magee Eamonn Magee has appeared in court accused of stealing two bottles of champagne

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Former world boxing champion Eamonn Magee has admitted stealing two bottles of champagne.

Magee, 40, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the theft from an Asda store on the Shore Road in north Belfast in October 2008.

The ex-WBU welterweight title holder, from Rashee Drive, Ballyclare, County Antrim, had originally denied the charge.

He will now be sentenced after reports are prepared for the court.

A planned hearing at Belfast Magistrate's Court on Wednesday did not proceed after Magee's barrister confirmed the change of plea.

District Judge Ken Nixon put the case back until next month.

Magee, known as The Terminator during a professional career which included 33 fights, captured the WBU belt following earlier Commonwealth success.

He was the first boxer to floor fellow ex-world champion Ricky Hatton, even though he went on to lose that bout on a split decision.

Since his retirement from the ring four years ago he has worked as a trainer at the famous Breen's Gym in Belfast.

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