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
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