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Mourners disappointed, no grand send off for T&T boxing legend Claude Noel

Those who turned up for ethe funeral for Claude Noel on Saturday were left disappointed, as expectations that Government officials would have been present for the service of the TT boxing legend at Allen’s Funeral Home in Arima were dampened. 

Former TT boxers, boxing officials, family members and friends turned up to pay tribute to Noel.  

The lone official to attend the funeral was Tobago House of Assembly (THA) assistant secretary for community development, youth development and sport Wane Clarke. 

Tobagonian Noel died at age 74 on May 21 at Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope after suffering from diabetes for several years.  

His boxing career spanned from 1973 to 1984.  

He held the World Boxing Association lightweight title and was twice holder of the Commonwealth lightweight title. 

Noel received the Chaconia Gold Medal in 1982 and the Claude Noel Highway in Tobago was named in his honour.