Chris Wheeldon Death: Bare knuckle boxer from Warrington passed away, cause of death and obituary

Chris Wheeldon cause of death. (Source: Facebook)
Chris Wheeldon cause of death. (Source: Facebook)


Chris Wheeldon, a Warrington-based bare-knuckle boxer who won the title twice and was the current UBKB British cruiserweight bare-knuckle champion, passed away on July 8, 2023. His untimely passing is devastating news for his loved ones and friends. Many people have expressed various concerns on his passing. Keep reading to know more about Chris Wheeldon and his cause of death in detail.


Who was Chris Wheeldon?

Chris Wheeldon was a Warrington-based bare-knuckle boxer. He is the current UBKB British cruiserweight bare-knuckle champion and the two-time bare-knuckle champion. He was also a former British cruiserweight and English middleweight champion.

The first official bare-knuckle boxing match in Britain was documented in 1681, and by the end of the 17th century, the sport had become widely popular. When the Queensberry regulations for boxing were implemented in 1867, bare-knuckle fighting finally fell out of favor.

Chris Wheeldon, a 36-year-old bare-knuckle boxer from Warrington, poses after a workout at Smithys Gym. (Source: Gettyimages Europe)
Chris Wheeldon, a 36-year-old bare-knuckle boxer from Warrington, poses after a workout at Smithys Gym. (Source: Gettyimages Europe)


Shaun and Amanda Smith, along with Stu Armstrong, own and operate Ultimate Bare Knuckle Boxing (also known as UBKB) in Warrington. Promoter Smith has experience dealing with extreme violence; he has taken part in gang conflicts, served as a dreaded doorman, and has even been dubbed “Britain’s scariest debt collector.” Because of the popular Netflix series “Bare Knuckle Fight Club” and the viral videos from “The Vice,” Shaun is well known as the “UK’s Scariest Debt Collector.”

Chris Wheeldon up against the ropes. (Source: Andy Kelvin/Kelvinmedia)
Chris Wheeldon up against the ropes. (Source: Andy Kelvin/Kelvinmedia)


The sport is still legal today, but it is not regulated because there is no licensing organization in the UK. In the UK, no rules exist for bare-knuckle boxing. Boxers punch each other until the other is knocked out or until the referee has to stop the fight. As the sport advances from bars and parking lots to larger, more established locations, it hopes to shed its underdog reputation and become more mainstream.

How did Chris Wheeldon die?

Chris Wheeldon, a Warrington-based bare-knuckle boxer, passed away.

Craig Davies, a bare-knuckle boxer, posted the heartbreaking information on Facebook and shared his grief with everyone.

He wrote,

“Absolutely devastated mate love you brother Chris Wheeldon am so glad av got so many great memories with you! You wasn’t just my sparring partner, my corner man, you was a true friend, one of the good ones I could trust with anything.

I believed in you from the start an was there for you every step of the way am just gutted I couldn’t of saved you.

RIP my mate a true friend great bloke with a big heart ❤️

Am glad I always made you laugh an smile an have good times together. Gutted the other month was our last night out together! 😢


Chris Wheeldon was a pioneer of contemporary bare-knuckle fighting and a man who undoubtedly contributed to the popularity of the activity. He was a gentleman on every occasion anyone had the pleasure of meeting him, and he was one of the most seasoned fighters on the circuit.


Chris Wheeldon cause of death

We’re sorry to have to inform you that Chris Wheeldon has passed away. Chris Wheeldon was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Chris Wheeldon cause of death in light of the recent news.

According to sources, Chris Wheeldon committed suicide. Because of his upbeat and amiable demeanor both inside and outside the ring, his friends and family claim they were unaware that he had mental health concerns. Now, his pals are pleading with people to turn to them for support if they ever face difficulties in life. Although we can’t presume what caused his death until the family makes it public.

We are attempting to contact Chris Wheeldon’s friends and family to find out more information about his passing. We’ll update this section as soon as we find out any additional details about the unfortunate incident that caused so many people to break down in tears.


Tributes to Chris Wheeldon

The passing of Chris Wheeldon has sparked an outpouring of sympathy for the Wheeldon family from the bare-knuckle boxing community and beyond.

Bare-Knuckle Boxer Scott ‘ Pretty-Boy ‘ Midgley  wrote: “can not believe I’m doing this post but it’s rocked me to the core RIP Chris Wheeldon my blood brother we shared the ring and we made history all them years ago brother our fight is still talked about to the day , I wouldn’t of been me today if it wasn’t for our fight. you were a absolute legend in the bare knuckle world from your fight in the pit all them years ago in field rage them our classic and many more you had and the fight you had the other week with Liam winning the light heavyweight title . you have gone out on top brother as a champion , I know so many will be heart broken as you truly were loved by so many. I hope your at peace now brother I really do ❤”

Boxer Jay Eggleston wrote: “R.i.p to a gentleman an a warrior Chris Wheeldon was a legend in ubkb an when bareknuckle first started back up again had many great spars an gd times gone to soon me friend”

Boxer Jeff Mac wrote: “Rip brother 🙏 😢 Chris Wheeldon. I cant believe it.”


The funeral arrangements for Chris Wheeldon will be made public at a later time, according to the family. The news of Chris Wheeldon’s passing has understandably devastated her family and friends, and condolences have poured in from all over the neighborhood. Many people have expressed their sympathies and offered support to Chris Wheeldon’s loved ones on social media during this difficult period. We send our sympathies to Chris Wheeldon’s family and friends during this difficult time.


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