Boxer Lee Noble Dies After Battle With Cancer
The boxing world has lost another member of the family.
British boxer Lee Noble passed away after a long battle with cancer. Noble died on March 21 at the age of 33. The Sun reports that Noble was surrounded by his family and friends.
Lee was diagnosed with leukemia back in 2014. Then in 2019, Noble received the news that he had terminal brain cancer.
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn spoke on Noble’s passing in a Twitter post.
Very saddened to hear of the passing of Lee Noble. Lee fought his illness so bravely for many Years and my thoughts and everyone at Matchroom are with him and his family. At peace now 💙
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) March 21, 2021
“Very saddened to hear of the passing of Lee Noble. Lee fought his illness so bravely for many years and my thoughts and everyone at Matchroom are with him and his family. At peace now.”
Noble had 47 professional boxing matches. He garnered a record of 20-24-3. Noble was riding a five-fight winning streak before he stopped competing.
Brendan O’Connor, a family friend of Lee, had the following to say when speaking to The Sun.
“I just spoke to his family and they said he had an infection, but he was weakened by the leukemia. I knew Lee through boxing and we’d always meet up in London before he was ill. And when he became ill that’s when we became really close to him because he was in hospital in London.
“He was 200 miles away from his family who came down but they couldn’t come every day, and because I was working close by I used to visit him every day in University College London Hospital. He’s a lovely lad, he’s a real fighter in and out the ring and fought the best. I was reading the tweets to his family this morning and they want to thank everyone for their support while also respecting their privacy.”
We at FIGHT SPORTS send our condolences to the family and friends of Lee Noble.