A two-time national champion boxer died unexpectedly at the age of 19, prompting tributes from his family and friends.
Jude Moore, who competed for England at the EUBC Junior European Championships in Romania in 2017, died on March 17, according to his family.
Moore was scheduled to fight in Milan this week and trained at Downend Boxing in Fishponds, Bristol.
Soon before his death, he won his first senior fight against the Polish national champion.
Sab Leo, the youngster’s coach, had recently started training at the Hoddesdon Boxing Academy in Hertfordshire.
‘The fact that he came from one of the most deprived wards in Great Britain to do what he did and achieved what he did is nothing short of amazing.
‘He was outstanding at everything he did and we are devastated. He didn’t burn for long, but he burned very brightly for the time he did.’
A GoFundMe page has been created by his Downend coach to support his parents, Mark and Carla, and brothers, Ethan and Beau.
‘Jude was a highly talented, supremely fit 19-year-old boxer who was tragically taken from us on March 17, 2023,’ it reads.
‘His parents, Mark and Carla, and brothers, Ethan and Beau, have no idea what happened to this larger-than-life character.
‘While nothing anyone can say or do can lessen the sense of loss they and everyone who knew Jude feel, we can show them our love and support by donating to the cost of the funeral that should never have happened.
‘RIP Jude Moore – once met, never forgotten. Your contributions will be routed to the Downend Boxing Club account and then to Jude’s parents.
‘We are raising funds as Jude’s coaches, friends and people who love him.’