Tribute: Mark Curtis

February 27, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny


A teenage boxer whose life has been tragically cut short has been described as ‘a ray of sunshine in the gym’ by his coach.

Mark Curtis, 17, a popular regular at The Academy Boxing Club (formerly Moor Lane) in Spelthorne, sadly died after suffering serious injuries in a road traffic accident on Sunday 21st February.

After being airlifted to hospital, he was placed in a coma, but sadly passed away on Wednesday evening.

In paying tribute to him, the club’s Head Coach, Gary Dawson, said he was ‘the most polite, friendly well respected young man that ever walked into our gym.

He added:  “Mark had been with us at the academy for five or six years and although a late bloomer, we all had great expectations for him.

“He was so dedicated and extremely talented. Mark was a ray of sunshine in the gym, always on time and always putting in the work.

“HIs style was one that would have earned him many titles… but tragically his life has been cut short in a horrific accident, along with his good friend Charlie.

“Both boys were friends with everyone at the Academy and will be hugely missed by all of us. We will always remember these boys and Mark’s name will always be heard at our club.”

England Boxing would like to offer its deepest condolences to Mark’s family and friends at this sad time.

A gofundme page where you can make a donation towards funeral costs has been set up, which you can access by clicking here.