Mass tribute page for the late, great Dean Powell

Phil Jay 10/09/2013

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.

Lennox Lewis

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.

David Coldwell

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

Enzo Calzaghe

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.

Ricky Burns

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.

Paul Speak

Sad to hear about Dean Powell. thoughts with his family at this sad time.

Patrick Hyland

Sad news about the passing of Dean Powell

Ricky Hatton

Just found out the tragic news that Dean Powell has sadly passed away. My thoughts are with his family.a great man and boxing will miss him.

Peter Fury

RIP Dean Powell sad day for Boxing. We feel for his family.

Nathan Cleverly

Tragic loss with Dean Powell’s passing. Personally devastated along with those who knew him and worked alongside him. God bless Dean.

Anthony Ogogo

Shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Dean Powell. Boxing has lost a great guy. RIP my friend.

Ryan Rhodes

Dean Powell was in the corner in one of my biggest fights when I fought Jamie Moore. What a great man!

Boxing News Magazine

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.

Amir Khan

Sorry to hear the loss of Dean Powell. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He was close to team Khan.

Haroon Khan

Reading the sad news about Dean Powell. What a great guy and also matchmaker he was. Worked a lot with team khan in the past. Will be missed

Anthony Crolla 

RIP Dean Powell, thoughts are with his family and those closest to him. Such a huge loss for boxing.

Kugan Cassius

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

R.I.P Mr Dean Powell. A boxing man through and through. Thoughts with his family and friends.

Joe Calzaghe

Shocked and saddened to hear the news of Dean Powell. Was in my corner for many of my big fights. RIP Dean

Adam Booth

Numb and sad. RIP Dean Powell. You will be missed by all of us that had the opportunity to know and work with you!

Barry McGuigan

Shocking news about Dean Powell, God rest his soul. RIP

Shane McGuigan

Heard some sickening news today! The great man Dean Powell has sadly passed away! This is one massive loss! True gent and friend. RIP Dean x

Steve Bunce

Dean Powell was from a time when people became smart by listening. That time has gone. From Dudley with too much heart. I will miss him.

James DeGale

Shocked and devastated to hear about the passing of Dean Powell. A sad loss to British boxing. RIP.

Gary Lockett

Deeply saddened by the lost of Dean Powell, only spoke to him at 8pm last night and was supposed to meet him in Cardiff on Wednesday. RIP

Carl Greaves

R.I.P Dean Powell. I was only talking to him on Sunday and can’t believe it. My heart goes out to all his family.

Derry Mathews

Absolutely devastated over Dean Powell. What a great fella and one of most hard working men I have ever seen. Sad sad time for boxing.

JJ Bird

So shocked! Can’t believe the news about Dean Powell. He looked after me since I turned pro. Great bloke and friend and will be missed!

Jahmaine Smyle

Sad new about the passing of Dean Powell!! He managed me for the first few years of my career!! Rest In Peace Dean Powell… Sad day… Sad day for British boxing, condolences to his family.

Martin J Ward

R.I.P Dean Powell sad news and a great loss to Boxing! Thoughts and prayers go out to your family.. Godbless x

Barry Hearn

Everyone at Matchroom is devastated to hear the news about Dean Powell. RIP Dean a real boxing man.

Paul Edwards

Devastated to hear Dean Powell has died.

Alex Morrison

All at Morrison’s saddened to hear of Dean Powell passing. He was the BEST at what he did.

Ian Burbedge

Just heard the sad news about Dean Powell. Thoughts go out to his family and friends. A true boxing man. A tragedy for the sport.

Danny Vaughan

Shocked to hear the news that Dean Powell has died. Spoke to him at length last night. Can’t believe it, sad #RIP

Jamie Arthur

Very shocked and saddened to hear the news that Dean Powell has passed away. A true gent and will be sadly missed RIP

Nigel Benn

R.I.P Dean Powell

Carl Frampton

In absolute shock at the news of poor Dean Powell, one of the hardest workers in British boxing. He will be sadly missed RIP Dean

Bradley Saunders

Just heard about Dean Powell.RIP mate, been in the corner for all of my fights.Thoughts are with his family.Crackin man x

Fraiser 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 Powell

Steve 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.

Scott Cardle

Just heard the terrible news!! … RIP Dean Powell, thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones!!

Kieran Farrell

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.

Gavin Rees

Gutted to here the news about Dean Powell. One of the best matchmakers in the UK thoughts to the family R.I.P.

Ed Robinson

Poor, poor Dean. Utterly heart breaking. Rest In Peace.

Callum Johnson

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.

John Ryder

Sad news about Dean Powell, God Bless

Joe Gallagher

Absolutley Shocked numb at the news just heard ….. Do not know what to say.

Johnny Nelson

Very sad news can’t believe it. Dean Powell RIP

Anthony Farnell

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.

Michael Jennings

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.

Robert Smith

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.

Kevin Mitchell

R.I.P Dean Powell x

Frankie Gavin

Gutted isn’t the word. Dean was a great guy had a big influence on my professional career RIP gonna miss u x

Boxing Monthly

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.

Stephen Smith

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

Martin Gethin

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.

David Barnes

RIP Dean Powell he will be missed from boxing x

Dewi Powell

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

Gary Hyde

R.I.P Dean Powell terrible news

Spencer Fearon

We had some real funny times together mate, may God have mercy on your soul

Kal Yafai

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.

Curtis Woodhouse

Boxing has lost a real top bloke today, R.I.P Dean Powell.

James Helder

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.

Lee Beard

Sad news about Dean Powell RIP Dean, thoughts to his family.

Rodney Berman

Dean Powell – hard to accept the news – be at peace

Don Charles

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”

Ron Lewis

I am completely shocked to hear of the death of Dean Powell. Lovely, totally genuine guy.

Leon McKenzie

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! 

Jamie Moore

Can’t believe it. Thoughts and prayers are with his family. Such a sad, sad loss. RIPDeanPowell xxx

Mickey Helliet

Very sorry to have lost a good friend today Dean Powell RIP Dean Powell.

Richard Poxon

I spoke to Dean nearly every other day last few weeks. Personally devastated. Also boxing has lost experience that money can’t buy.

John McDonald

I’m totally lost for words , my good friend Dean gone RIP

Lucy Bennett

Absolutely crushed to hear the news. Such a lovely, sweet guy. RIP Dean Powell.

Rocky Fielding

RIP Dean Powell. Good Guy.

Adam Smith

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.

Kell Brook

Still can’t get my head round it. RIP Dean Powell you will be missed my friend.

Darren Barker

RIP Dean Powell. He was in Darren McDermotts corner when we fought at the Watford colosseum in 2009. Sad news.

Stephen Vaughan

I’m absolutely gutted about Dean Powell, top fella RIP mate.

Enzo Maccarinelli

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

Tony Bellew

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”

Asif Vali

RIP Dean Powell, prayers for Dean and his family boxing will miss you x

Jane Couch

RIP Dean Powell… gutted

Tony Dodson

Only just seen the news about Dean Powell. Am in shock! sadly missed a long time friend godbless

Billy Aird

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 familyShocked and deeply saddened.

Jason McClory

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.

Chris and Jamie Sanigar
To our close friend for the past 25 years Dean Powell may you rest in peace.  We will always cherish the good times together. 
Dean’s first matchmaking was on our Bristol events back in 1992.  Dean was responsible for the matchmaking of the “Bristol Boys” Ross Hale, Sean Baker, Dean Cooper, Tony Falcone and Glenn Catley. Dean’s influence was a major factor in their success and creating boxing history in Bristol.  
Dean rose to become one of the world’s leading matchmaker’s and cornerman working with Frank Warren Promotions. 
As Dean would say “All the Georgie!” you will be sadly missed

Vlad Hrunov

Dean, I have really shed tears at the loss my dear great friend. RIP

Wilfried Sauerland

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.

Phil Tunnicliffe

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.

PJ Gallagher

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.

Tributes will be continuosly added. Anyone involved in boxing wishing to add their own, please contact phildjay@worldboxingnews.net

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