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."

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