Tributes paid to Wallington boxer Lewis Pinto

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Tributes have been paid to professional boxer Lewis Pinto who died this morning.

The 24-year-old from Wallington made his début at Elephant & Castle in April, when an army of fans from around the country saw him beat Danny Dontchev comfortably on points, after a successful couple of years competing on the amateur circuit and in the Queensbury Boxing League.

It has not yet been confirmed how he died, but his manager Mickey Helliet tweeted: "I am very very sorry, something terrible has happened but the rumours are true my boxer and good friend Lewis Pinto, hung himself this morning."

Tributes to the boxer, who trained at Keddles Gym in Orpington, have flooded social networking sites.

Twitter user Richard C tweeted: "Shocked to hear that Lewis Pinto has died. Love to his family and friends right now," another user DJ Tomo P tweeted: "Just heard about the death of a young pro boxer, such a shame. RIP Lewis Pinto."

Did you know Lewis Pinto? Leave your tributes below.

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1:48pm Sun 3 Jun 12

Grabauskas says...

Just heard this awful news from the neighbours. I couldn't believe it. I am shocked and saddened to hear it is true. My thoughts go out to his family and everyone that knew him. Everyone was proud of your boxing success Lewis, I'm sure you won't be forgotten.
Just heard this awful news from the neighbours. I couldn't believe it. I am shocked and saddened to hear it is true. My thoughts go out to his family and everyone that knew him. Everyone was proud of your boxing success Lewis, I'm sure you won't be forgotten. Grabauskas
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2:43pm Sun 3 Jun 12

wedding08 says...

" Jesus, just heard the sad news from my eldest daughter who used to hang around with Lewis when they were younger. I also used to work with his mum at Cinatras nightclub, donkeys years ago. I am so so sorry to hear of such a tragic loss of a young life. My heart goes out to family & friends.. Thinking of you all."
" Jesus, just heard the sad news from my eldest daughter who used to hang around with Lewis when they were younger. I also used to work with his mum at Cinatras nightclub, donkeys years ago. I am so so sorry to hear of such a tragic loss of a young life. My heart goes out to family & friends.. Thinking of you all." wedding08
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3:18pm Sun 3 Jun 12

missyBHam says...

My sister knew him well sad to hear he died R.I.P Lewis i feel sorry for his family
My sister knew him well sad to hear he died R.I.P Lewis i feel sorry for his family missyBHam
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4:09pm Sun 3 Jun 12

joehmp says...

My dear friend I love and miss you I cannot get over this we have had the best times of our life together I can not get over this me and the boys can not get it out of our heads y didn't you come to us we had our chats last week Lewis u was loved by every1 miss u so much xx
My dear friend I love and miss you I cannot get over this we have had the best times of our life together I can not get over this me and the boys can not get it out of our heads y didn't you come to us we had our chats last week Lewis u was loved by every1 miss u so much xx joehmp
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5:16pm Sun 3 Jun 12

mitcham town says...

So sad rip x
So sad rip x mitcham town
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5:27pm Sun 3 Jun 12

kerry wright says...

“No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive.”
(lewis pinto 31/5/12 twitter)
rip so sad x
“No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day and be thankful for life. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive.” (lewis pinto 31/5/12 twitter) rip so sad x kerry wright
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6:22pm Sun 3 Jun 12

Krissi says...

so sad my thoughts are with his family
so sad my thoughts are with his family Krissi
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6:58pm Sun 3 Jun 12

Lukerow says...

So very tragic, my thoughts are with his family.
So very tragic, my thoughts are with his family. Lukerow
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7:09pm Sun 3 Jun 12

Daniel_Pinto says...

Lewis, You were such an amazing cousin and you did our family proud. We are so sad you have gone but you are in a better place now
Lewis, You were such an amazing cousin and you did our family proud. We are so sad you have gone but you are in a better place now Daniel_Pinto
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9:10pm Sun 3 Jun 12

lottie63 says...

An extra star will shine brightly above us tonight, bless you Lewis and your family x
An extra star will shine brightly above us tonight, bless you Lewis and your family x lottie63
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9:32pm Sun 3 Jun 12

lolskin says...

so sad,may you rest in peace.xx
so sad,may you rest in peace.xx lolskin
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3:37pm Mon 4 Jun 12

Beccalouisex says...

R.I.P Lewis you will be missed by soo many x sleep tight angel x
R.I.P Lewis you will be missed by soo many x sleep tight angel x Beccalouisex
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4:58pm Mon 4 Jun 12

adamp24 says...

Still in shock can't believe your gone what a good friend such a nice person my thoughts go out to your family and friends at this very sad time R.I.P Lewis mate
Still in shock can't believe your gone what a good friend such a nice person my thoughts go out to your family and friends at this very sad time R.I.P Lewis mate adamp24
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5:12pm Mon 4 Jun 12

maxmillion says...

wedding08 wrote:
" Jesus, just heard the sad news from my eldest daughter who used to hang around with Lewis when they were younger. I also used to work with his mum at Cinatras nightclub, donkeys years ago. I am so so sorry to hear of such a tragic loss of a young life. My heart goes out to family & friends.. Thinking of you all."
So So sad, lots of love and thoughts go out to the family, i am now wondering if i also worked with his mum wedding 08 many moons ago? May you r.i.p x
[quote][p][bold]wedding08[/bold] wrote: " Jesus, just heard the sad news from my eldest daughter who used to hang around with Lewis when they were younger. I also used to work with his mum at Cinatras nightclub, donkeys years ago. I am so so sorry to hear of such a tragic loss of a young life. My heart goes out to family & friends.. Thinking of you all."[/p][/quote]So So sad, lots of love and thoughts go out to the family, i am now wondering if i also worked with his mum wedding 08 many moons ago? May you r.i.p x maxmillion
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1:11pm Tue 5 Jun 12

Andy.E says...

R.I.P. Lewis. Thank you for the time i knew you. You was a great kid and a loving adult. There is a hole left in the family without you.I was proud to watch you grow in to the man you become.
Rest well nephew.
All my love Uncle Andy ****
R.I.P. Lewis. Thank you for the time i knew you. You was a great kid and a loving adult. There is a hole left in the family without you.I was proud to watch you grow in to the man you become. Rest well nephew. All my love Uncle Andy **** Andy.E
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