FATHER. SON. BROTHER. UNCLE. COUSIN. FRIEND
FIRST ROUND: 15th AUGUST 1980 LAST ROUND: 10th NOVEMBER 2018
On Saturday 10th November 2018, heaven gained an angel, earth lost a legend. Joseph Randolph Morris tragically died suddenly and unexpectedly from Pneumococcal Meningitis. Pneumococcal Meningitis has around 22% mortality rate amongst adults and 8% among children. Its symptoms are easily missed and can appear as fever, limb pains, headaches or generally feeling unwell. Sadly in Joe's case all his symptoms were missed which led to his untimely death.
Joseph Morris is the son of Philip & Letetia Morris, father of Josai and Cianna Morris, brother of Lisa, Marlow, Karen, George and Thomas. He is an uncle, a nephew, a cousin, a God father to many and a friend to all. He will be painfully missed by all who knew him.
Joseph Morris affectionately known as 'Joe' was a boxing promoter, pioneer, philanthropist and pragmatist. On June 9th 2018, Joseph launched the Legacy Foundation by hosting the 'Living Legends Legacy Boxing Gala', in association with Frank Warren, A Few Good Men, The Place Of Dreams and Created 2 Care, at the world renowned Alexandra Palace in North London. With over 500 dignitaries, celebrities, boxing legends and community leaders in attendance, the exclusive event was the first of its kind to be held in the UK. He lived to see his vision come to life.
leaving a LEGACY
The purpose of the 'Living Legends Legacy Boxing Gala' was to create a space where two worlds would collide - the world of boxing and young people who are vulnerable or at risk. Joseph was very passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people. As a community leader, youth mentor and advisor, he was one of the UK's unsung heroes. Many people have asked how they can assist financially in the days and weeks following Joe's transition, so his family have decided to keep his legacy alive by continuing with the LEGACY FOUNDATION.
All donations will be managed by Joe's parents and will go towards the following projects and programmes:
The annual 'Living Legends Legacy Boxing Gala' which will continue to create a platform and an opportunity for young people who are vulnerable or at risk.
A sponsorship and scholarship programme for young up and coming boxers will be launched in honour of his life and memory.
A local community boxing hub in North London for young people who are vulnerable and at risk.