Connor Brown murder: Sunderland Olympic boxer Josh Kelly pays tribute to teenager

Olympic boxer Josh Kelly has paid tribute to Sunderland teenager Connor Brown following his tragic death.

Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 08:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 09:02 am
Josh Kelly. Pic by PA.

Connor, himself an aspiring boxer, was stabbed in an alleyway behind The Borough pub in Sunderland city centre just before 1.30am on Sunday.

He was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries, and died a short time later.

Connor Brown.

Police arrested two men, and both have been charged with murder.

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Sunderland Olympic boxer Tony Jeffries, who now lives in LA, posted messages of condolence online earlier this week and now Josh Kelly, another boxer from the city, has posted his own tribute.

Connor Brown.

Josh, who fought for Team GB at the Rio games in 2016, wrote on Facebook: "RIP to Connor Brown who sadly lost his life.

"He was an aspiring boxer from Sunderland’s Plain’s Farm boxing club and just 18 years old.

"Such a tragedy, really hurts me and Sunderland to think that things like this are going on.

"My thoughts go out to all his family and friends at this hard time.

Floral tributes left close to where Connor Brown was attacked.

"I couldn’t imagine it.

"RIP Champ??."