Former British Champion Trevor ‘Hughroy’ Currie Passes Away
Trever “Hughroy” Currie is dead at the age of 61.
Born in Jamaica but based in London, Currie became a seasoned veteran in the world of British boxing. “Hughroy” had a 29-fight career. He even captured gold along the way.
Currie began his pro boxing career in February 1981. He defeated Mick Chmilowskyi on points. Currie had a record of 10-5-1 going into his vacant BBBofC British Heavyweight Title bout against Funso Banjo. Currie captured the gold on points. In his next outing, he defeated the previously unbeaten Proud Kilimanjaro.
“Hughroy’s” last pro boxing match was on December 5, 1989. He ended his career with a record of 17-11-1. Along the way, Currie scored seven of those victories by way of knockout.
Reggae artist Maxi Priest reacted to Currie’s passing in a Facebook post.
“I find myself lost and in shock to hear the news of the passing of my childhood friend, my bonafide Bredren, Trevor ‘Boxer/Ital Rockers Soundman’ Hughroy Currie, former British Heavyweight Champion. We have lost [another] Great One. Rest in Zion King.”
Currie passed away on January 22, 2021.