BREAKING NEWS: Sadness as British boxing legend dies

A British boxing legend has died after a long battle with lung cancer.

Frank Bruno has led the tributes to boxing great Errol Christie, who has died aged 53.

Christie was the captain of the English amateur boxing team from 1980 to 1983 and European amateur champion in 1983.

After turning professional he was a regular fixture on ITV Fight Night in the 1980s.

Former world heavyweight champ Bruno tweeted: “God rest his soul. Such a talented man. RIP.”

Another ex-world champion, Barry McGuigan, tweeted: “So sad to hear the news that the hugely talented Errol Christie has passed away. God bless you Errol, RIP.”

Former world featherweight champion Carl Frampton also said: “I was lucky enough to meet Errol Christie once or twice. What a lovely man. Sorry to hear about him passing. RIP.”

And Chris Eubank tweeted: Errol Christie, one of the old masters of boxing, has passed away. I sparred with him many times in our early 20s and he was a sweetheart.”