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Great Yarmouth boxer Kuba Moczyk memorial service takes place

Kuba Moczyk Image copyright Magdalena Moczyk
Image caption Kuba Moczyk has been described as having a "heart of gold" by his former trainer

Friends and family of a boxer with a "gentle smile", who died after being knocked out in his first fight, have attended a memorial mass.

Kuba Moczyk, 22, died in hospital after he was knocked out in an unlicensed fight at the Tower Complex, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 19 November.

A memorial mass has been held at St Mary's Church in the town.

Father Philip Shryane told the congregation Mr Moczyk' was a "good man" whose "life was boxing".

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Image caption The memorial mass was held at St Mary's Church in Great Yarmouth.

He said Mr Moczyk was "a young man with a good heart, with so much to give and so much to look forward to... but always a gentle smile".

His uncle, Marcin Smigaj gave a tribute, in Polish, on behalf of the family. Mr Moczyk was due to be cremated.

Image caption Mr Moczyk was fatally injured at the Tower Complex during his first boxing match

Mr Moczyk, originally from Poland, worked at a chicken factory and lived in the town.

His trainer Scott Osinski said earlier that Mr Moczyk was winning the fight when he took the fatal blow.

His opponent is believed to be aged 17.

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