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Errol Christie dead: British boxing legend loses fight with cancer, aged 53

Mirror logo Mirror 11/06/2017 Mick Gadd

© Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Frank Bruno has led the tributes to boxing great Errol Christie, who has died after a long battle with lung cancer.

Christie, 53, was the captain of the English amateur boxing team from 1980 to 1983 and European amateur champion in 1983.

After turning professional he was a regular fixture on ITV Fight Night in the 1980s.

His nephew, footballer Cyrus, played last night in Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Austria.

Credits: Coventry Telegraph

Credits: Coventry Telegraph
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Former world heavyweight champ Bruno tweeted: “God rest his soul. Such a talented man. RIP.”

Three-time So sad to hear the news that the hugely talented Errol Christie has passed away, God bless you Errol RIP deepest sympathies to his family.

Another ex-world champion, Barry McGuigan, tweeted: “So sad to hear the news that the hugely talented Errol Christie has passed away. God bless you Errol, RIP.”

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