Boxing coach and uncle of ex-WWE star Paige collapses and dies in the ring during charity event for girl, 4, with cancer | The Sun

THE uncle of ex-WWE star Paige Bevis collapsed and died in the ring during a charity boxing match.

Jules Bevis, 55, is understood to have fallen ill at the event in Norwich just after 3.45pm on Sunday.

Tragically the veteran boxer could not be saved and was declared dead at the scene.

At the time he was taking part in the Fighting for Kayla event to raise money for a four-year-old girl with cancer.

His niece Saraya-Jade "Paige" Bevis led tributes to Jules, who was nicknamed Jabmaster.

She said: "Up until the end he had a heart of gold.

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"He was doing a charity boxing match at my dads wrestling PC raising money for a little girl for her cancer treatments."

Paige, whose wrestling story was told in film Fighting with My Family starring Florence Pugh and The Rock, said her uncle died in her brother Roy's arms.

Jules' heartbroken daughter Chantal also paid tribute to the Spurs superfan.

She said: "Thank you for everything today! I hope my Dad sleeps peacefully and knows how loved he was. X".

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While Saraya's mum Julia Hamer said: "What happened today was surreal, I am numb, my sadness is overwhelming.

"But, I have to mention the way Jules Tottenham Bevis was treated by the NHS Professionals, medics, paramedics, critical trauma and Norfolk Constabulary was just amazing.

"The emotion that flowed from them when they had to stop was a sight to behold. They all hugged each other tears flowing because they couldn't save him. Genuine Care and love."

Jules was one of 30 boxers in the charity event to raise money for Kayla Buttle, who has neuroblastoma cancer.

Her family are attempting to raise £221,000 to send her to the US for potentially life-saving treatment.

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Police confirmed Jules' death is being treated as unexplained and are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information can call Norfolk Constabulary on 101, quoting incident number 288 of October 2.

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