Shane Thomas: Tributes paid after amateur boxer dies aged 22

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Tributes have been paid to Welsh amateur boxer Shane Thomas, who has died at the age of 22.

Torfaen Warriors ABC head coach Simon Weaver said on social media: "Last night I received terrible news one of our boxers had been involved in a car accident and passed away.

"Shane had a great boxing career, winning British and Welsh titles with over 40 bouts."

Gwent Police confirmed a 22-year-old man died in a road traffic collision.

The incident happened on Monday evening near Pontypool.

Boxing Wales also paid tribute, adding: "Rest in peace Shane, our thoughts are with your family and friends."

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