He was a brilliant lad, clean living and he was 100 per cent fit.'It's a mystery.'The Board of England Boxing has released a statement about the devastating death.
A spokesman said: 'It is with great sadness that the Board of England Boxing, the governing body for boxing in England, can confirm that a boxer died last night following a bout at an England Boxing-sanctioned event in Derby.'We are extremely saddened by this and would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person involved in this terrible and shocking incident.'The Board of England Boxing has set up an investigation to establish the facts of what happened and will provide an update when we know more.'We are also asking all of the England Boxing coaches, officials and volunteers that were present on the night to co-operate with the police investigation and assist the authorities in any way they can.'We will be providing support to people that have been affected by this terrible news.'Police are appealing for footage of the fight.
The teenager had fought in a 'competitive' match for the East Midlands Youth Welterweight Belt and had completed three rounds lasting three minutes each.
At the end of the match, the youngster had shaken the hand of his opponent's coach and had returned back to the centre of the ring for the decision where he had then collapsed.
Thank you for being my cornerman.'Thank you for being my friend.