A 19-year-old British boxing champion was found dead on Friday.
Jude Moore was confirmed dead by his family shortly after a boxing victory over a Polish boxer in his first senior fight.
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“There’s nothing that any of us really did to develop that talent. It was just his flair, his uniqueness, his personality,” Moore's trainer Craig Turner said.
“There was only one, there could only ever be one and it’s just a shame that we will never see him fulfill his potential.”
A GB boxer dubbed a 'future world champion' has died suddenly, aged 19https://t.co/mOCtgWXoCz
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"Jude, a two-time National Champion who was due to fight in Milan this week, had represented the Three Lions at the EUBC Junior European Championships in Romania in 2017," the Mirror reported.
"He had also represented Downend, Hoddesdon and Team England 'with pride,'" it added.
Two-time national champion boxer Jude Moore, who was set to fight this week, dies suddenly aged 19 | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/hUjxRDUPra
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"It reads: 'Jude was a highly talented, supremely fit 19 year old boxer who was tragically taken from us on 17 March 2023.
'His parents, Mark and Carla, and brothers, Ethan and Beau, currently have no answers as to what happened to this larger-than life character," it added. Whilst nothing anyone can say or do can lessen the sense of loss they and everyone who knew Jude feels, we can show them our love and support with a donation towards the cost of the funeral that should never have to be,'" it adds.
Moore's death is part of a concerning number of young athletes who have suddenly died despite no known health concerns. Some are suggesting a connection with COVID-19, or even vaccines or boosters, though much is unknown behind the reasons for each death.
The hashtag #diessuddenly has frequently been used on Twitter and other social media platforms to highlight cases of sudden deaths that are being questioned. The health concerns are also under scrutiny in Washington this week as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is involved in Oversight Committee meetings to address questions about the pandemic and details about COVID-19 in the U.S.