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Teenage Boxing Star Frank Varey Dead After Apparent Drowning

Teenage Boxing Star Frank Varey Dead After Apparent Drowning

Frank Varey has sadly died.

E! News reports that the rising boxing star and National Championship title holder has passed away at age 16.

The British athlete died on Thursday (July 22) of an apparent accidental drowning after swimming with friends in a river in Wales.

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England Boxing CEO Gethin Jenkins said in a statement, England Boxing has been devastated to hear the news of Frank‘s death, with our coaches, in particular, having got to know him very well during his boxing development.

“He was a very talented boxer, multiple National Champion and a member of our England set-up and Talent Pathway, proudly representing his country in the 2019 Euros. Although young, he had clearly demonstrated much promise,” he continued.

Gethen added that Frank was a “a very popular character with his fellow boxers and those who coached him, bringing a sense of fun to everything he did. He will leave a huge gap in people’s lives.”

His coach, John Stubbs, wrote on Twitter, “Frank The Tank!!! 16 No age for a boy to lose his life! Sad day for the boxing Community!!”

Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell also tweeted his condolences.

“RIP Frank Varey,” he said. “Rest well champ, thoughts with all your friends and family.”

Our thoughts are with Frank‘s loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.

We have sadly lost all of these stars in 2021.

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