Lewis Pinto

We have received the tragic news that Wallington’s super-middleweight boxer Lewis Pinto has taken his own life this morning.

The 24-year-old from Wallington made his professional debut at Elephant & Castle in April, when his army of fans from around the country saw him beat Danny Dontchev comfortably on points, after a successful couple of years competing on the amateur circuit and in the Queensbury Boxing League.

Lewis’s manager Mickey Helliet confirmed the news when he tweeted today: “I am very very sorry, something terrible has happened but the rumours are true my boxer and good friend Lewis Pinto, hung himself this morning.”

Lewis was tipped as a boxer with a bright future and this is shocking news. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. And from BritishBoxers and I’m sure the whole of the boxing community, we offer our deep felt condolences and pray you find peace in Lewis’ memory.

RIP Lewis Pinto – Another fallen warrior from the boxing brotherhood.

www.britishboxers.co.uk

Please feel free to leave your Tributes below.

Rob

RIP champ xx

Emma

Love You lewis R.I.P angel <3 :,( xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous

Boxed on a show with you once great fighter great guy a real shame so sad hearing the news xx

Anonymous
In reply to Lisa.
Rip Lewis. Such a huge shame, this has had a huge impact on so many people, a very popular and loved man. Rest in peace now xx

Anonymous

Great night tonight for Lewis at roundshaw
Everyone from Wallington has done us proud tonight- he would av been smiling down on us all!!
Scott Dowsett

CALM RIDE

My friend and I are raising funds and awareness for CALM http://www.thecalmzone.net a charity which aims to help prevent tragedies like this by providing a hotline, online community and magazine.
We want to spread the word about what we are doing and need the involvement of young men and their families. We are @CALMride on Twitter or you can use anicecalmride@gmail.com to get in touch.

Anonymous

Never met you, and never saw any of your fights, but still very sad to hear, lots of people have some lovely things to say about you, the only thing I can say is sleep well……a very handsome young man, thoughts are with your family and friends xxx

Anonymous

R.I.P hope u r at peace now thinking of your family at this sad time xxx

Anonymous

So long my friend Lewis. Was a pleasure to know you. So sorry we will never see your smiling face again. May the grace and peace of God be with your family and loved ones at this traumatic time.

Anonymous

Night night mate – I hope you are at peace now. You really were an amazing person and i am very proud to have known you. You will be missed forever by so many people xx

Lisa

You were an amazing respected and inspirational person Lew. You will always be in out thoughts and hearts and we all have the greatest memories of being you friends. It was a pleasure to know you. I know you will always be looking down on us, looking after us and guiding us. The brightest star in our sky.

RIP Lewis xxxx

Nikki-jean

I hope u are now at peace Lewis thank you for all the special memories you were my first love a very good friend and you will be missed so much by every one hew knows you u are a true gent who had the biggest smile and the biggest heart I will never forget u sleep tight and il meet u on the other side ��

Anonymous

Cheats are scum, so are women. RIP dude.

Saz

RIP Lewis. Knew you from school. You was such a sweet and gentle guy. The gental giant :)) that’s how I will always remember you. My thoughts are with you and your family. Your never be forgotten xxx

Anonymous

Please remove this I know u mean well but I’m sure his girl feels bad enough not that it was her fault RIP pinto god bless

Anonymous

So many people loved u lewis, seeing your girl friend with another guy. Should not have been worth your life? God rest your soul, x

Anonymous

I didn’t know you Lewis but I watched your fights and know a lot of people that knew you, you sound like an amazing guy, you gave a lot of people inspiration, reading all the positive comment on here you are a much loved man, may you rest in piece sleep tight

fox boys

What a tragic waste of a young life.I worked with lewis for 2 years,and have to say he was one of the nicest and polite guys you could meet.frightened of no one scared of life.It was a privilige to have known him.My heart goes out to his family and friends.RIP lewis.gone but never forgotten mate.

Anonymous

RIP LEWIS-u was a top guy , thoughts are with your family and friends at this sad time xxx Dowsett family

Daryn Parkinson

life is always worth living, for a man to see no option but to take his own life is a truely tragic event. there is always another choice. you are never alone. rest in peace Lewis Pinto, we do not judge you, we only pray you have found peace and that your family find the strength to move on

Anonymous

WTF sum sick people out ther, bigman postin shit like that annonymously u fcukin clown, show sum respect dirty little scumbag. R.I.P lewis

Anonymous

What a waste of life. Sounds like a loss to everyone he knew and even didn’t. RIP Pinto, I’m gonna YouTube some if your fights now and rue British boxing’s loss to the sport. Love to his family too x

Anonymous

A tough fighter and a true gent to go with it. Always had time for everyone and stuck up for his mates til the end. Had some good nights out together and even though we didn’t speak for a while I was always rooting for you mate. RIP x

Anonymous

Pinto I am shocked beyond belief. You are and always will be loved by so many. Youve touched so many hearts and it shows from all of the respects being paid to you. Not one person has a bad word to say about you and it is very hard coming to terms with a loss of such a great man. You leave me with many fond memories that will stay with me for life and will always be remembered as a true gentleman. Sleep well pal and I send my love to all your other friends and the pinto family xx

Anonymous

There should be more done to help young sports people not just by checking for heart defects but depression which probably is a bigger killer, I know depression is not easy to spot, but there should be a massive campaign to get depression recognised as a illness so people will come forward who are suffering,
Hope is family and friends pull through this

Anonymous

Very sad news, never met him but saw him fight a true warrior, my thoughts go to his family at this very sad time.
RIP Lewis.

Anonymous

Why write something like that you tucking brain dead tit. his friends and family will see that. your a spineless little prick. show some respect.

Anonymous

R.I.P mate it was a pleasure knowing you love the cuxton family xxxxxxx

Anonymous

Sleep well mate. R.I.P

Dave

You was one of a kind you was a good bloke mate you was going to make it big mate I’m gutted to see that we have lost a legend of a man rest in peace .

Anonymous

Rip Lewis didt Know you well but love watching your fights true warrior!!

From Alex.Makkar

Anonymous

iv known lewis for years and never saw him without a smile, he was always happy polite, and took good care of himself he will live on in our memories as a legend. Such a waste tho babes, hope your at peace now

Jim

Lets remember Lew for the Gr8 nights of entertainment he gave from Boxing. watching his passion and determination, he always gave 110% in the ring – outside of it he was the most gentlest of people you could ever meet. A gr8 footballer and he was like a son to me – Can;t get over this tragis loss of Lewis Pinto who had so much to Live for. The Legend may be gone but never forgotten Luv Jim & Lorraine xx

Anonymous

I didnt know Lewis but such a shame to lose such a talented young man. My heart goes out to his family.

Anonymous

tragic choked up . talent wasted hope you find peace always in my thoughts … true gent . ive had a bad year so HAVE many others. its time to let friends and loved ones know we are there for eaCH OTHER BIG LOVE MATE WISH I WAS THERE FOR YOU………. SORRY

Stuart sparky

To the piece of shit that wrote that disgusting comment above you should be fucking embarrassed with that comment. His family and friends are reading that shit right know and are suffering enough without your gutless comments. Very brave behind a keyboard eh ?

R.i.p Lewis , hope your in peace know mate, .my thoughts are with the pinto family.

Anonymous

Depression is a disease like all other illnesses. Sadly the outcome can sometimes be the tragic loss of someone special. Until you have experienced it you cannot pretend to understand and your comments show that you have no idea of the devastation this illness causes. I hope you are out of pain and my thoughts are with your family at this sad time.

Danny keeley
In reply to Anonymous.

Show some respect lowlife if not for the deceased at least for his family and friends.boxers are some of the nicest respectful people I know your obviously not one.

Anonymous

r.i.p lewis didnt know ya but i know it a sad time for ya family as i been there .

Chris

Gunna miss you mate finding it hard to come to terms with it!!

Anonymous

Rip Lewis didn’t no you but you were obviously a very talented young man with a great future ahead of you thoughts are with your family and friends ,and too the sick ediot posting disgusting comments like that up you should be ashamed of yourself you waste of space.

Anonymous

why do that to your family!!!!! it`s the people left behind who suffer and who i feel sorry for @16:59

Anonymous

Hope you rot in hell yourself mate. You sick bastard.How fucking dare you try trolling this tribute!!!!!! Lewis was a great bloke, excellent fighter And one of the best showman boxers of his generation And had the potential for carving an amazing pro career Too so piss off back To obviously sad boring life under the rock you crawled from and leave us that were lucky enough to met him and appreciate his obvious talent Honour his memory in peace you P***K

R.I.P Lewis thinking of your family at this sad time You may be gone but you’ll always be remembered by those who knew you for the true gent and legend you always have been.

tricky

god rest poor lad………

laura

Who knows what’s troubles he had or why he done what he done. Comments like that aren’t helpful at all. RIP.

Anonymous

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Rob

Lewis was my mate….such a nice bloke….still cant believe it! Amazing guy, boxer and footballer. RIP mate – never forgotten x

  • Rob

    Lewis was my mate….such a nice bloke….still cant believe it! Amazing guy, boxer and footballer. RIP mate – never forgotten x

  • Anonymous

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    • Anonymous

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    • Rob

      What sort of fucking scum bag writes shit like that….i hope something really fucking horrible and painful happens to you, you fucking scummy piece of shit. Really brave you pathetic dirty little fuck

    • Danny keeley

      Show some respect lowlife if not for the deceased at least for his family and friends.boxers are some of the nicest respectful people I know your obviously not one.

    • Aaron

      Gutted lew realy am. I’ll take the memories we shared and hopefully we can share them again soon. As for the mug writing stuff I’ll catch up with you you’ll be easy to locate for me just keep leaving your router on….
      Love you always lew

    • Anonymous

      Why write something like that you tucking brain dead tit. his friends and family will see that. your a spineless little prick. show some respect.

  • laura

    Who knows what’s troubles he had or why he done what he done. Comments like that aren’t helpful at all. RIP.

  • tricky

    god rest poor lad………

  • Anonymous

    Hope you rot in hell yourself mate. You sick bastard.How fucking dare you try trolling this tribute!!!!!! Lewis was a great bloke, excellent fighter And one of the best showman boxers of his generation And had the potential for carving an amazing pro career Too so piss off back To obviously sad boring life under the rock you crawled from and leave us that were lucky enough to met him and appreciate his obvious talent Honour his memory in peace you P***K

    R.I.P Lewis thinking of your family at this sad time You may be gone but you’ll always be remembered by those who knew you for the true gent and legend you always have been.

  • Anonymous

    why do that to your family!!!!! it`s the people left behind who suffer and who i feel sorry for @16:59

    • Rob

      And you ya fucking scum….go back under your rock. Thinking your fucking brave sat behind your computer. Your scum – no good to anyone and no point in people like you and i bet u have nobody that even cares your existence

    • laura

      Funny how its the ones who give abuse that don’t put their names. It is awful for his family yes u r right but he obviously felt he had no way out of whatever was causing him troubles to end his life when he coulda had it all. Peeps need to think before they speak.

  • Anonymous

    Rip Lewis didn’t no you but you were obviously a very talented young man with a great future ahead of you thoughts are with your family and friends ,and too the sick ediot posting disgusting comments like that up you should be ashamed of yourself you waste of space.

  • Anonymous

    Lewis was a true amazing legend, grew up with him! Such a gentle giant and loved by all! Just wish he knew he had so many people around him that loved and cared for him! Hope your in a better place now our Champ! Thoughts are with your family! Lots of love #RipPinto xxxxxxxxz

  • Anonymous

    I have fought on a lot of the same shows as Lewis, and as everyone else has stated he was a well liked , friendly yet tough fighter with a huge heart…

    Yeah it is hard on who is left behind but when someone kills themselves they were obviously in a terrible place and it seems like the only option…

    Whoever left the pr*ck of a comment above deserves a slap, of u ft sorry for those he left I’m sure they will love your comment you co*k

  • Anonymous

    @ 17.19 You clearly never knew or met Lewis so to you IT DOES NOT MATTER WHY. At least he is at peace now!!! I get where your going and it is going to be a living hell for his family living through this shocking tragedy and our hearts and prays are with them all but please just drop this And delete your 1st comment if possible because at some point they will find the strength to read through all the comments online to try and keep Lewis’s Precious memory alive And do you think they honestly want to see comments like yours. You are a disgrace and should be truly ashamed.

  • A lot of boxers have problems, many of us boxed to avoid these problems. Lewis, I never knew you son, R.I.P and Respect to your sad family at this time

  • Anonymous

    Lewis was my cousin. How could you say that about him !
    He was going through a very tough time in life and you don’t know anything about him ! Don’t judge him by what you have heard !

  • Trolls are not worth it mate, just keyboard cowards, get into a ring?? they don’t even get into a bath!!!

  • Chris

    Gunna miss you mate finding it hard to come to terms with it!!

  • Anonymous

    r.i.p lewis didnt know ya but i know it a sad time for ya family as i been there .

  • Anonymous

    Depression is a disease like all other illnesses. Sadly the outcome can sometimes be the tragic loss of someone special. Until you have experienced it you cannot pretend to understand and your comments show that you have no idea of the devastation this illness causes. I hope you are out of pain and my thoughts are with your family at this sad time.

  • Stuart sparky

    To the piece of shit that wrote that disgusting comment above you should be fucking embarrassed with that comment. His family and friends are reading that shit right know and are suffering enough without your gutless comments. Very brave behind a keyboard eh ?

    R.i.p Lewis , hope your in peace know mate, .my thoughts are with the pinto family.

  • Anonymous

    tragic choked up . talent wasted hope you find peace always in my thoughts … true gent . ive had a bad year so HAVE many others. its time to let friends and loved ones know we are there for eaCH OTHER BIG LOVE MATE WISH I WAS THERE FOR YOU………. SORRY

  • Anonymous

    I didnt know Lewis but such a shame to lose such a talented young man. My heart goes out to his family.

  • Jim

    Lets remember Lew for the Gr8 nights of entertainment he gave from Boxing. watching his passion and determination, he always gave 110% in the ring – outside of it he was the most gentlest of people you could ever meet. A gr8 footballer and he was like a son to me – Can;t get over this tragis loss of Lewis Pinto who had so much to Live for. The Legend may be gone but never forgotten Luv Jim & Lorraine xx

  • Anonymous

    iv known lewis for years and never saw him without a smile, he was always happy polite, and took good care of himself he will live on in our memories as a legend. Such a waste tho babes, hope your at peace now

  • Anonymous

    Rip Lewis didt Know you well but love watching your fights true warrior!!

    From Alex.Makkar

  • Anonymous

    You never really know what’s going on in somebody else’s mind. They can look happy on the outside and dying on the inside. Hope you’re at peace now lad. God bless and R.I.P. champ.

    David Moffat

    x

  • Anonymous

    *and be dying on the inside…

  • Anonymous

    RIP Lewis. Top man – gone but never forgotten. May u be at peace now x

  • Anonymous

    Rest in perfect peace mate! too anybody whos writing stuff about his death then u need to seriously get a life u sick F*cks! the work he put into his career was un real he is a true champ! another fallen angle has been taken from us see u on the other side R.i.p Pinto!! xx

  • Anonymous

    I only met you once or twice but you seemed such a lovely and generous guy. RIP Lewis Pinto. I hope you have found peace now. My heartfelt thoughts are with your friends and family at this tragic time x

  • Anonymous

    Don’t no u personally, but no a lot of your friends and family! R.I.P hope your in a better place… Where u can watch and look after those who are left behind… Sleep well angel x

  • Anonymous

    a complete gentleman – had time for anyone and everyone…will be sadly missed by all who knew him

  • Anonymous

    Lew, RIP mate, x .
    we will all miss you, but you’ll never be forgotten mate.
    Steve Weare and Family.

    P.s. what ever scum bag is writing bad comments about my mate, you obviously have no idea about life, Lewis was nothing less than a gentleman.

  • Anonymous

    Never knew Lewis, but could just remember watching him at the Queensbury Boxing League and thinking jeez, he is very good as he outclassed another boxer. Real shame as so young and was destined for great things. RIP

  • Dave

    You was one of a kind you was a good bloke mate you was going to make it big mate I’m gutted to see that we have lost a legend of a man rest in peace .

  • Anonymous

    Sleep well mate. R.I.P

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P mate it was a pleasure knowing you love the cuxton family xxxxxxx

  • Anonymous

    Very sad news, never met him but saw him fight a true warrior, my thoughts go to his family at this very sad time.
    RIP Lewis.

  • Anonymous

    There should be more done to help young sports people not just by checking for heart defects but depression which probably is a bigger killer, I know depression is not easy to spot, but there should be a massive campaign to get depression recognised as a illness so people will come forward who are suffering,
    Hope is family and friends pull through this

  • Anonymous

    Pinto I am shocked beyond belief. You are and always will be loved by so many. Youve touched so many hearts and it shows from all of the respects being paid to you. Not one person has a bad word to say about you and it is very hard coming to terms with a loss of such a great man. You leave me with many fond memories that will stay with me for life and will always be remembered as a true gentleman. Sleep well pal and I send my love to all your other friends and the pinto family xx

  • Anonymous

    A tough fighter and a true gent to go with it. Always had time for everyone and stuck up for his mates til the end. Had some good nights out together and even though we didn’t speak for a while I was always rooting for you mate. RIP x

  • Anonymous

    What a waste of life. Sounds like a loss to everyone he knew and even didn’t. RIP Pinto, I’m gonna YouTube some if your fights now and rue British boxing’s loss to the sport. Love to his family too x

  • Anonymous

    WTF sum sick people out ther, bigman postin shit like that annonymously u fcukin clown, show sum respect dirty little scumbag. R.I.P lewis

  • We have removed the harsh comments that were left on this page and that has caused unnecessary upset. This page is strictly for those who wish to leave a tribute to the lad. RIP Lewis Pinto.

  • Jenni Ruegg

    Lewis. All at the House of Pain send our love and share your families hurt. All of the boys in the gym are shocked and sad to hear of you leaving us, we hope u look down from a better place and see how much everyone loved you. You were an inspiraton to young and old, and the HOP Leprechaun is devestated.May you rest in peace, and you will live on in so many of our crews hearts xxxxxxxxx so sad, so devestated xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx love to all the family at this terrible time xxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Anonymous

    Rip Lewis I didn’t see you fight but from the comments today you must of been one heck of person and a top bloke love to your family on this tragic day from all boxing fans

  • BB

    It always intrigues me as to why some people, who must think that low of a human being to write such hatred, would even bother to take the time out of their ‘superior’ day to comment on status’/blogs/videos etc. These people thrive off a reaction. So give these ‘trolls” what they deserve. Nothing. Rip Lewis x

  • Anonymous

    Such a shame.. Rip mr pinto! God bless u xxxx

  • Anonymous

    God love his poor family R.I.P god love him and his family that is left behind

  • Anonymous

    RIP Lewis, I know what its like when you are hurting so much inside but have to keep smiling for everyone, hope you find the peace you deserve and that your family and friends will one day be able to find peace and remember all the goods times with you. xx

  • Anonymous

    Rip Lewis. Wat a legend. Our thoughts are with ur family xx

  • Nick in Deptford

    Just saw the obituary notice on Boxrec. Jesus, he only starting out in life. If only Lewis could have accessed some professional help… his GP, or even the Samaritans. Blokes always think that there’s no way out (Gary Speed, Lewis,Edwin Valero, …), but there IS help. RIP young man, terrible loss to your family and friends.

  • Martin

    Rip young man, depression is the biggest killer in men under 35 the numbers are staggering! A close friend recently lost her 26 year old son and is on a massive mission to make us all aware of the importance to recognise and help those suffering with it to prevent such great losses as Lewis, my heart goes out to all Lewis,s fruends and family x

  • life is always worth living, for a man to see no option but to take his own life is a truely tragic event. there is always another choice. you are never alone. rest in peace Lewis Pinto, we do not judge you, we only pray you have found peace and that your family find the strength to move on

  • Anonymous

    RIP LEWIS-u was a top guy , thoughts are with your family and friends at this sad time xxx Dowsett family

  • fox boys

    What a tragic waste of a young life.I worked with lewis for 2 years,and have to say he was one of the nicest and polite guys you could meet.frightened of no one scared of life.It was a privilige to have known him.My heart goes out to his family and friends.RIP lewis.gone but never forgotten mate.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t know you Lewis but I watched your fights and know a lot of people that knew you, you sound like an amazing guy, you gave a lot of people inspiration, reading all the positive comment on here you are a much loved man, may you rest in piece sleep tight

  • Anonymous

    So many people loved u lewis, seeing your girl friend with another guy. Should not have been worth your life? God rest your soul, x

    • Anonymous

      Please remove this I know u mean well but I’m sure his girl feels bad enough not that it was her fault RIP pinto god bless

    • Nikki-jean

      I hope u are now at peace Lewis thank you for all the special memories you were my first love a very good friend and you will be missed so much by every one hew knows you u are a true gent who had the biggest smile and the biggest heart I will never forget u sleep tight and il meet u on the other side ��

  • Saz

    RIP Lewis. Knew you from school. You was such a sweet and gentle guy. The gental giant :)) that’s how I will always remember you. My thoughts are with you and your family. Your never be forgotten xxx

  • Anonymous

    Cheats are scum, so are women. RIP dude.

  • Lisa

    You were an amazing respected and inspirational person Lew. You will always be in out thoughts and hearts and we all have the greatest memories of being you friends. It was a pleasure to know you. I know you will always be looking down on us, looking after us and guiding us. The brightest star in our sky.

    RIP Lewis xxxx

    • Anonymous

      Rip Lewis. Such a huge shame, this has had a huge impact on so many people, a very popular and loved man. Rest in peace now xx

  • Anonymous

    Night night mate – I hope you are at peace now. You really were an amazing person and i am very proud to have known you. You will be missed forever by so many people xx

  • Anonymous

    So long my friend Lewis. Was a pleasure to know you. So sorry we will never see your smiling face again. May the grace and peace of God be with your family and loved ones at this traumatic time.

  • Anonymous

    R.I.P hope u r at peace now thinking of your family at this sad time xxx

  • Anonymous

    Never met you, and never saw any of your fights, but still very sad to hear, lots of people have some lovely things to say about you, the only thing I can say is sleep well……a very handsome young man, thoughts are with your family and friends xxx

  • My friend and I are raising funds and awareness for CALM http://www.thecalmzone.net a charity which aims to help prevent tragedies like this by providing a hotline, online community and magazine.
    We want to spread the word about what we are doing and need the involvement of young men and their families. We are @CALMride on Twitter or you can use anicecalmride@gmail.com to get in touch.

  • Anonymous

    Great night tonight for Lewis at roundshaw
    Everyone from Wallington has done us proud tonight- he would av been smiling down on us all!!
    Scott Dowsett

  • Anonymous

    Boxed on a show with you once great fighter great guy a real shame so sad hearing the news xx

  • Emma

    Love You lewis R.I.P angel <3 :,( xxxxxxxxx

  • Rob

    RIP champ xx