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Boxing world mourns after sudden death of Black Country legend Dean Powell
6:03pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
TOP boxing promoter Frank Warren has paid tribute to his "close friend" Black Country boxing manager Dean Powell.
Powell, who was in his late 40s, learned the boxing business at Dudley Boxing Club in the 1980s before a move to London aged 22 where he became a key figure in the Frank Warren organisation.
He was found dead in London this morning (Tuesday September 10), the circumstances of his death are yet to be confirmed.
Frank Warren said: "All of us are deeply saddened and shocked by the loss of our very close friend and colleague, Dean Powell.
"Dean was a valued and popular member of our team and within the sport of boxing and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones for their tragic loss."
He went on to become a manager for the Black Country Bodysnatcher and boxing champion Darren McDermott and matchmaker at the Warren stable.
Midland boxing promoter PJ Rowson, said: "He was very well liked and respected throughout the world, he was an ambassador for the sport.
"He was always forthright and spoke his mind but he was always a guy you could have a laugh with, he will be very much missed."
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