Tragedy has hit the boxing world on April 1st with the untimely death of one of its popular fighting sons.

Vinnie Mitchell (31) brother of former world title contender Kevin Mitchell has died in a motor cycle accident according to early police reports.

The former super-featherweight UK boxer had a professional record of 12-1-2KO and had a stellar amateur career before that boxing for West Ham ABC.

The tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the boxing world following the news.

Here are some of the comments so far from leading figures in boxing — lead by his brother Kevin:

Everyone at Boxing News and Views sends their deepest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Vinny Mitchell.

Rest in peace.