Boxing promoter Dean Powell dies

Boxing promoter Powell dies
© Getty Images
Well-known boxing promoter, trainer and manager Dean Powell passes away.

Well-known boxing promoter, trainer and manager Dean Powell has passed away at the age of 47, it has been announced.

The Englishman enjoyed a successful and varied career in the sport over the past 25 years, working with names such as Lennox Lewis, Joe Calzaghe, Nigel Benn and Emanuel Steward.

His most recent role was as a matchmaker for Frank Warren Promotions.

"All of us are deeply saddened and shocked by the loss of our very close friend and colleague, Dean Powell," read a statement from Warren.

"Dean was a valued and popular member of our team and within the sport of boxing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones for their tragic loss."

A number of figures from boxing have expressed their shock at Powell's death, including journalist Steve Bunce and Olympic gold medallist James DeGale.

Joe Calzaghe arrives at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012 on December 16, 2012
Read Next:
Calzaghe blasts Froch
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole