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Freddie mills (killer ?)

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Not sure where to post this but I decided here was the best place.

I don't know much about this but there has always been rumours about Freddie mills being a killer and killing himself through fear of being caught what are the forums thoughts/views on this
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From what I understand, there's no actual evidence that Mills was Jack the Stripper. At some point, the police apparently revealed that the prime suspect in the case had been a middle-aged ex-boxer who committed suicide. Mills fit the description for that, so some author speculated that he was the killer.

This is untrue the police made no such statement,and the prime suspect was a former detective. Mills was gay but not a murderer, James Morton 's book Fighters demolishes this theory.
It all makes a good story but Freddie was neither gay or a serrial killer. Nipper reid the famous detective (and of the british boxing board of control) who arrested the krays wanted to pin freddies mysterious death on the krays and thoroughly exhausted it but there was no evidence. He was also involved in the jack the stripper case and again there was no evidence to link Mills with it at all. His book was a great read, he also officiated the Tyson v Holyfeild ear biting fight.
Mills was no killer but he was gay.
Mills had mental heath issues, by his own account he suffered from depression and had a lost weekend before he was even famous. Freddie liked being famous but the only proof mills was gay comes from unreliable sources like criminals. Ron Kray said Freddie was gay and Ron was a raving mad psychopath. I have never read of a credible person saying Freddie was gay nor have i read of any gay lover come forward, though i will stand corected if there are. untill then its just rumour.
I worked with a guy who knew Mills quite well ,he sparred with him , he told me it was well known Mills was gay ,as was his friend Micheal Holliday,It doesnt detract in any way from his ability and courage as a boxer, but it is so.
This is the kind of way I have heard it too, my problem is it is always some one knows some one who "knows". Its never
"this man was his lover" and no boxing person has ever came out and said (after all these years) that Freddie really was gay. I am still undecided that freddie was gay. makes no difference of course but i dont know of any hard facts. I am not sure the rumour is based mostly on the fact that in retirement Freddie considered himself part of show business and changed the way he spoke.
Stan Cullis the Light heavy said Mills massaged him and he realised that Freddie was gay Nosher Powell confirmed it.As you say it makes no difference to his standing asa boxer. Panama Al Brown was gay, Emille Griffith,there have been fingers pointed at two slightly more recent welterweight champs as well. So what?
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