The super-middleweight boxer Lee Noble has passed away at the age of 33 after a long battle with cancer. Eddie Hearn, Kevin Mitchell, Ryan Rhodes, and many others paid tribute to the late Lee Noble.
Noble passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning on March 21, while his friends and family were surrounded him. Lee has been battling cancer since 2014. Family friend Brendan O’Connor revealed that Lee had an infection in his body that weakened him.
However, the middleweight fighter from Barnsley had to leave the ring after being diagnosed with deadly leukemia in 2014. After that, he was attacked by terminal brain cancer in 2019.
Nicknamed ‘Lightning,’ Lee fought 47 matches as a professional. He started his pro boxing career in 2006 and won 20 fights, three of which came by knockout. Many high-profile boxing personnel, including the Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, sent tribute to Lee Noble.
Eddie Hearn pays his tribute to Lee Noble
Hearn posted a tweet following the death news. “Very saddened to hear of the passing of Lee Noble. Lee fought his illness so bravely for many years and my thoughts and everyone at Matchroom are with him and his family. At peace now,” Hearn tweeted.
Very saddened to hear of the passing of Lee Noble. Lee fought his illness so bravely for many Years and my thoughts and everyone at Matchroom are with him and his family. At peace now 💙
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) March 21, 2021
Besides, Eddie and other boxing personalities are also pouring their tribute. Frankie Gavin said, “RIP Lee Noble. Warrior and gentleman.”
Rip lee noble. Warrior an gentleman. 💙
— Frankie Gavin ₯ (@frankiegavin1) March 21, 2021
Sky Sports’ Adam Smith added, “Very sad to hear about Lee Noble – lovely guy and what a brave man and fighter.”
Very sad to hear about Lee Noble – lovely lovely guy and what a brave brave man and fighter 🥊 💔
— Adam Smith (@SkyAdamSmith) March 21, 2021
In his short, eventful career, Lee fought several top-level boxers such as Billy Joe Saunders, Martin Murray, and many more. Noble only lost two from his last 10 contests before leaving the ring and won his last five boxing bouts.
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