THE Australian boxing community mourns the loss of David Browne Jr., who passed away this week.
Tributes have continued to flow in for the popular Campbelltown native, who had a distinguished amateur career before turning professional where he compiled a 22-2-1 professional ledger with eight knockouts.
As a professional, Browne won the Australian super bantamweight title as well as a handful of respectable regional belts, including the interim WBC Youth featherweight title in 2009, which he successfully defended once.
Several high-profile Australian boxers took to Twitter to pay their respects and condolences to the family of the 28-year-old Browne, who is a husband and father of two.
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Didn't know David personally but by all reports he was a great family man and a great bloke. RIP mate. https://t.co/hqj5VxkYcT
— Jake Carr (@JakeCarrBoxing) September 16, 2015
Rest in peace Davey. So cruel your life was cut short with so much ahead of you…
— Will Tomlinson (@WillTomlinsonAU) September 15, 2015
REST IN PEACE DAVEY BROWNE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR THE CHAMPION YOU WERE INSIDE AND… https://t.co/VzrwZYhDtz
— Lovemore Ndou (@LovemoreNdou) September 15, 2015
— Ben Damon (@ben_damon) September 14, 2015
I'm absolutely shattered. RIP Davey Browne. You were a great fighter, father and friend. You will be missed by so many.
— Aussie Joel Brunker (@JoelBrunker) September 14, 2015
— Luke Jackson (@LukeJackson) September 14, 2015
RIP Davey Browne. Very sad day. Young pro boxer from NSW died after a bout on the weekend. Davey was a great… http://t.co/chxle6FrrL
— Danny Green (@dannygreenboxer) September 15, 2015
On the 3.11.2009 i shared the ring with this Young father of two Davey Brown. I wish to offer my deepest of… http://t.co/73Hfm7JNSM
— Billy The Kid (@BillyDib) September 14, 2015
Sad news today of the passing of fellow boxer and mate, Davey Browne. Always the gentleman in and out of the… http://t.co/aJkxtXoAkQ
— Daniel Geale (@DanielGeale) September 15, 2015
RIP Davey Brown.. Brave boxer & father, 28yrs young. Sad loss. My heart breaks for his little family 🙁 pls help… http://t.co/KJCxpDHEzY
— Anthony Mundine (@Anthony_Mundine) September 15, 2015
— Sakio Bika (@sakio_bika) September 14, 2015
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