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Manuel Charr suspect turns himself in

Phil Jay 14/09/2015

The suspect identified as the shooter of former world heavyweight title challenger Manuel Charr has turned himself in to police in Germany, reports from the country have stated.

Charr, 30, was shot on September 1 in a kebab shop in Essen and has made good progress since undergoing emergency surgery.

‘Diamond Boy’ recently posted a video on Facebook on him training whilst recovering in hospital, and is not thought to have been told that his fighting career is in jeopardy.

The suspect apparently walked into a police station in the city where the incident occurred with his lawyer and it later emerged that Charr knew the man and was able to give his details to officers investigating the case.

Police are keeping the man’s identity secret for now following the issue of a warrant and a twelve-day manhunt to serve justice for the stricken fighter – who had a lucky escape.

Despite fighting for a world title, Charr has seen his career take a considerable downturn recently on the back of his failed 2012 title shot against Vitali Klitschko – which ended with the Lebanese born boxer being stopped in the fourth round.

Since then, ‘The Diamond Boy’ has lost three of eight bouts, with the latest being a crushing one-punch fifth round knockout to Mairis Briedis just under a month ago in Grozny, Russia.