Billy Joe Saunders left heartbroken as boy, four, he becomes pals with dies after brave battle with cancer

BILLY JOE SAUNDERS has been left devastated after a young lad fighting cancer died after his brave battle with the disease.

Denver Clinton, 4, had been fighting a rare form of cancer for less than a year.

Billy Joe Saunders bought Denver toys for Christmas
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Billy Joe Saunders takes Denver Clinton for a ride in his car
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And the British fighter, 29, had taken young Denver under his wing, delivering him Christmas presents and inviting him into the ring.

Saunders also acted as a chauffeur for the kid, while he was pictured in the middleweight’s Ranger Rover with his thumbs up.

The youngster, from Norfolk, was fighting Neuroblastoma and Saunders was determined to give the little lad the time of his life in his last few months.

His mum, Wanda Le Anne Clinton said on Facebook: “I have some very sad news.

Denver Clinton had been diagnosed with terminal cancer
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Denver Clinton in the ring with Billy Joe Saunders after his comeback win
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“My little superhero has decided he can’t be strong anymore and has taken his last breath at 4am this morning.

“His name and strength will [live] on in me and my children.

“He is and always will be our superhero.

“LOVE you my son now and always.”

Boxing coach Asgar Tair tweeted: “Rest in peace little man.

“From God we come, surely to God we WILL return. Ameen!”

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