Frank Warren, Francis Warren, George Warren, Richard Maynard and all at Queensbury Promotions
All of us are deeply saddened and shocked by the loss of our very close friend and colleague, Dean Powell. Dean was a valued and popular member of our team and within the sport of boxing and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones for their tragic loss.
Dean Powell was the friendliest and most lovely guy in boxing.He always had time for everyone he met. RIP to a dear friend to all of us.
Dean Powell. Shocked at the news. Unbelievable! You will be missed bro.
Robert Smith – British Boxing Board of Control
It is with great sadness the British Boxing Board of Control hear of the passing of Dean Powell.
Dean was an extremely popular gentleman within the Sport of Boxing. One of the World’s best Matchmakers with a high standing in the Sport.
I and the Board have lost a great friend and colleague and he will be greatly missed throughout the world of Boxing.
I send my deepest and sincere condolences to his loved ones. Dean will be greatly missed.
After today’s awful news regarding the passing of the much-loved Dean Powell, I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to all of Dean’s family.
Also, my best wishes are with Frank Warren and everybody else at Queensberry Promotions who I know were extremely close to Dean and appreciated the magnificent job that he did for so long.
Dean was so generous to me at various stages of my boxing apprenticeship and in a sport where some prefer to close doors, Dean would always keep his open for everyone.
He was a friend on both a personal and professional level and to have had many opportunities to work alongside a great man such as Dean fills me with immense pride.
British boxing has lost one of its most popular characters and the void left by Dean will be felt by the entire fight community.
Rest in Peace Dean Powell
I’ve just heard the news about Dean Powell (my ex corner man) dying today and I’m in total shock. it’s hard to believe it! I’m just lost for words. He was one of those good guys, so harmless and straight! He’s going to be very well missed by us all as a person and a matchmaker and I for sure will never forget him. God bless him and hope he rests in peace.
Cant believe what I heard bout Dean Powell. Was speaking to him yesterday. Some great nights with him in my corner. Thoughts are with his family.
Sad news about the passing of Dean Powell
Tragic loss with Dean Powell’s passing. Personally devastated along with those who knew him and worked alongside him. God bless Dean.
All at Boxing News are very saddened by the loss of Dean Powell. He was a real boxing man, well respected, could do it all and knew the game.
Dean Powell was liked by everyone, he went about his business and didnt care for the limelight. He just sat behind the scenes and done his job.Matthew Hatton
Shocked and saddened to hear the news of Dean Powell. Was in my corner for many of my big fights. RIP Dean
Just heard about Dean Powell.RIP mate, been in the corner for all of my fights.Thoughts are with his family.Crackin man xFraiser Dainton
A real shocker to hear of the death of Dean Powell. A real popular figure in boxing, will be sadly missed.Wayne McCullough Absolutely gutted to hear of Dean Powell’s passing. Glad we kept in touch albeit by twitter in the last few years. He’ll be sorely missed. Clinton Woods
R.I.P Dean PowellSteve Lillis
Terrible day. All the best mate. Love to the loved ones. Just so sad my mate has gone. The music, football, boxing chats and ‘Eddie, Eddie, Eddie’ chants.Barry Jones Genuinely gutted about the passing of Dean Powell, A lovely man. Boxing has lost one of there very best!! Scott Harrison Shocked at the news Dean Powell has passed away, thoughts and prayers are with his Family,he’ll be sadly missed. Peter Harrison
Shocked and sad at hearing that Dean Powell has passed on . I talked to him on phone yesterday may he rest in peace .Kalle and Nisse Sauerland
Dean Powell u will be remembered by us forever. Too many great things to say about Dean, but knowledge, honesty and integrity are what made him stand out in the boxing world. A TRUE boxing man
Dad worked with Dean in the Mickey Duff days and we were privileged to know him over half our lives. Boxing lost a great man and we lost our friend Dean.Ian Lewison
RIP Dean Powell. Sad to hear the news from us working together on Saturday now to hear this.Steve Goodwin
Dean Powell rang me Sunday morning to say what a wonderful job me and Olivoa are doing. Feel it was a farewell message. I am so gutted.Bob Shannon Very very sad to hear that Dean Powell has passed away. What can I say about Dean? Great man who would give it to you straight! RIP Dean x
Such tragic news about. We only spoke the other day! A boxing man through and through!! Our hearts go out to his family and friends.
Just heard the terrible news!! … RIP Dean Powell, thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones!!
Bad news that about Dean Powell, what a gentlemen he is. That’s come right out the blue, so sad How’s it happened? Thoughts with his family.
Gutted to here the news about Dean Powell. One of the best matchmakers in the UK thoughts to the family R.I.P.
Poor, poor Dean. Utterly heart breaking. Rest In Peace.
Don’t waste any time telling your friends and family what they mean to you because they or you can be gone just like that.
Sad news about Dean Powell, God Bless
Absolutley Shocked numb at the news just heard ….. Do not know what to say.
Very sad news can’t believe it. Dean Powell RIP
Absolutely devastated about Dean what an amazing guy! I’m lost for words, Spoke to him everyday, it won’t be the same without you mate. R.I.P.
Like to pay my respect to Dean Powell by saying what a top fella he was and a great servant to the best sport there ever was, boxing. Be sadly missed by any one who ever knew him.
I can’t believe Dean has passed away, I have known Dean from the very first day he ever entered a boxing club, that was the one where I was training at Thorns ABC.
Jimmy Lennon Jr.
So sorry to hear about the passing of Dean Powell. A very good man who will be missed. Sad.
R.I.P Dean Powell x
Gutted isn’t the word. Dean was a great guy had a big influence on my professional career RIP gonna miss u x
Devastated to hear of the death of Dean Powell, who I regarded to be as close to a friend as I’ve had in boxing. Condolences to his family.
Still can’t get my head round it, RIP Dean, such a lovely fella, always had a story to tell and worked harder than anyone! Will be missed x
Gutted about Dean Powell I can’t believe it. He helped me reach my dream of winning the British title and getting a world title eliminater cheers Dean.
RIP Dean Powell he will be missed from boxing x
Numb to hear of the loss of Dean Powell. He was a genuine gent, always spoke sense and was a good man. Thinking of his loved ones. RIP Dean x
R.I.P Dean Powell terrible news
We had some real funny times together mate, may God have mercy on your soul
In shock to hear the sad loss of Dean Powell, gone to soon thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Dudley’s finest!
Billy Joe Saunders
Sad times for the boxing world lost a true professional and hard working man in Dean Powell. He will be missed. RIP. My up and coming fight will be in the Memory of him at Copper Box Arena versus Ryder.
Boxing has lost a real top bloke today, R.I.P Dean Powell.
Shocked to here about Dean Powell. I see him everywhere from the big shows to the most obscure locations. Always working hard. God bless Dean.
Sad news about Dean Powell RIP Dean, thoughts to his family.
Dean Powell – hard to accept the news – be at peace
I am saddened, devastated, shocked and feel paralysed by the sudden death of of my very dear friend Dean Powell. A friend whom has willingly shared and educated me with his extensive knowledge in the sport of boxing that I love.
I plead with the whole boxing fraternity worldwide to come together at this very sad time to recognise and acknowledge Mr Powells versatility within the boxing industry. Boxing has lost one of its finest disciples, a true gent, kind, funny, an extraordinary eccentric character who will be truly missed.
My heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP my dear friend. There is ” ONE DEAN POWELL”
I am completely shocked to hear of the death of Dean Powell. Lovely, totally genuine guy.
I’m so shocked to hear about the news of Dean Powell good guy good for boxing will be missed! Love to his family. #R.I.P Dean!
Can’t believe it. Thoughts and prayers are with his family. Such a sad, sad loss. RIPDeanPowell xxx
Very sorry to have lost a good friend today Dean Powell RIP Dean Powell.
I spoke to Dean nearly every other day last few weeks. Personally devastated. Also boxing has lost experience that money can’t buy.
I’m totally lost for words , my good friend Dean gone RIP
Absolutely crushed to hear the news. Such a lovely, sweet guy. RIP Dean Powell.
RIP Dean Powell. Good Guy.
Just hearing the news about Dean Powell. Absolutely awful. A lovely guy who was boxing through and through. Feel very sad.
RIP Dean – great boxing man. Sympathy to his family, and our thoughts with his friends, fighters, Frank and colleagues. From us all at Sky.
Yassine El Maachi
It’s a sad news about Dean Powell, past away and we were suppose to meet up next week. Rest in peace.
Kevin Mitchell – Journalist
Will miss Dean Powell, the heart and soul of boxing, a generous, thoughtful man.
Still can’t get my head round it. RIP Dean Powell you will be missed my friend.
RIP Dean Powell. He was in Darren McDermotts corner when we fought at the Watford colosseum in 2009. Sad news.
I’m absolutely gutted about Dean Powell, top fella RIP mate.
Devastated by the news of Dean Powell’s death! Cornered me through some incredible highs and lows, a gentleman who’ll be missed by all! RIP
Just heard some heartbreaking news confirmed… He’s gonna be missed and I just can’t believe it.. So very very sad.. R.I.P Dean…
Spent a lot of time with Dean an have a lot of good memories with him, I’ll now keep them with me. R.I.P Dean. As he’d say “All the Georgie”
RIP Dean Powell, prayers for Dean and his family boxing will miss you x
RIP Dean Powell… gutted
Only just seen the news about Dean Powell. Am in shock! sadly missed a long time friend godbless
Very sad to hear the tragic death of one of boxings real straight and genuine men, who everyone respects, and he will be deeply missed, RIP Dean, condolences to Lisa and family. Shocked and deeply saddened.
R.I.P. my friend Dean Powell he was always there to give advice, always tried to give new guys in the business an opportunity and a leg up. When ever we spoke on the phone just before he rang off he would always ask how my wife and children were. The people he had worked with reads like a who’s who of boxing and they all respected him. Even though he was used to working at the top end of the sport he still found the time to come with me to Sweden to help corner a boxer I was managing in a tiny town and tiny show and there are many examples of him doing similar things for other people in the sport. He was always there to support peoples charity’s and set the standard for young matchmakers like myself coming through when I started and British boxing is going to miss you mate. Goodbye and God bless.
Dean, I have really shed tears at the loss my dear great friend. RIP
Totally shocked by the sad news. Dean was a very friendly and likeable fellow. Nothing was too much for him.
He was also a great inspiration and friend to my sons. Whenever I met Dean we chatted about our good friend Dennie Mancini. In the years to come I am sure I will chat
about Dean with common friends and we will only have good things to say.
RIP.We will always remember you.
Well over 24hrs later, I’m still shocked and saddend by this tragic turn of events. Operating the main live handheld ringside camera, I’ve filmed over 3500 fights and must have been in the ring with Dean on hundreds of those. Such a loss to the sport and far more so to his family and friends. RIP Dean and condolences to those closest to you.
I will always rememeber Dean Powell as a Gentleman and kind hearted man.
In my first pro fight My Amerture trainer Colin Wilson, never received his trainers licence in time and Dean offered to look after me in the corner.
Now I was very nervous as you expect and Dean did a great job, helping to calm my nerves.
He also took care of me, matching me right through my pro career and I can 100% say without Dean help choosing the right opponents for me and every other champion he matched up,
we would probably not made it to be champions.
Dean always did greet and bid farewells to friends with God bless.
God bless you Dean
Phil D. Jay
Really sad to hear of the passing of Frank Warren matchmaker, cornerman and all round boxing person Dean Powell. Shocked isn’t the word.
Dean was the first person to take time out to introduce himself to me at my very first press conference. Something I’ll never forget.
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