The sudden death of Jude Moore, a two-time national champion boxer who represented England at the EUBC Junior European Championships in Romania in 2017, has sent sadness through the boxing world. Moore, who was only 19 years old, passed away on March 17, leaving his family, friends, and coaches devastated.
Moore’s Early Success in Boxing
Moore trained at Downend Boxing in Fishponds, Bristol, where he made a name for himself as a talented boxer. He won his first senior bout against the Polish national champion shortly before his death, and he was due to box in Milan the same week. Moore’s coaches and peers were impressed by his work ethic, dedication, and natural talent.
Tributes Pour in for Jude Moore
Jude’s head coach, Craig Turner, described him as an “absolute star” and praised his achievements in the sport. Turner said, “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.”
British Middleweight Champion Nick Blackwell paid tribute to Moore on Twitter, writing, “So sad for Boxing this young talent has passed away… Jude Moore just 19 years old… devastating for his family, sudden death, no warning, fit athlete. RIP Jude.”
A GoFundMe page has been created by Moore’s head coach, Craig Turner, to support his parents, Mark and Carla, and brothers, Ethan and Beau, during this difficult time. The page has already received an outpouring of support from the boxing community, with many people donating to help cover the cost of Jude’s funeral.
The exact cause of his death has not been publicly disclosed.
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