‘Kind and caring’ boxer, 22, who lost leg to cancer dies weeks after getting married

Keen sportsman Bailey Lindsay, who had his leg amputated after first being diagnosed with cancer when he was a teenager, died just two months after getting married

Bailey Lindsay’s death has left new wife Isabel devastated

A much-loved young boxer died after battling a rare form of bone cancer just weeks after marrying the love of his life.

Bailey Lindsay, 22, lost his fight against the disease on Wednesday, the newlywed’s devastated wife Isabel announced.

His widow Isabel posted a heartfelt tribute to him on Facebook yesterday.

The amputee sportsman from Doncaster, Yorkshire, refused to let his diagnosis stop him enjoying his life and they said ‘I do’ in February.

Bailey, who was also a model, appeared on TV singing competition ‘I Can See Your Voice’, YorkshireLive reports.

Friends and family posted emotional tributes to him as they mourned his passing.

The couple married in February as they enjoyed their big day with friends and family


Lindsay family)

Bailey’s widow paid tribute to him in an emotional Facebook post


Lindsay family)

Keir Nicholson, who was a close friend of Bailey, said: “Bailey was the most beautiful, kind, and caring young man you could ever meet but Bailey’s journey in life was not mapped out to be the easiest.

“All we could do as friends was to make this journey as fun and memorable as possible for our dear friend.

“Some of us had only known Bailey a short amount of time but the impact and impression he left on our souls and lives is monumental. Bailey would first come into my life after I had lost my own mother to bone cancer.

“Bailey’s story resonated with me immediately and I wanted to do all I could for this young man as a friend.”

The 22-year-old was determined to enjoy every moment of his life after the devastating diagnosis


Lindsay family)

He went to his first AmpCamp in June 2021. AmpCamp was founded by Ben Lovell, a mutual friend of Keir’s, and works with both adult and child amputees to support and rehabilitate them.

“We would both go on to feel he was like the little brother we always wanted to protect,” Keir added.

“Bailey everyone he met on these camps with his dedication to staying fit and motivated, his passion to make sure future bone cancer patients would be better supported and of course, that beautiful smile of Bailey’s was enough to inspire and charm anyone. I think many of us had a man crush on our boy Bailey.”

Bailey joined the AmpCamp mountain climbers and set himself the challenge of climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for kids with limb differences. Keir praised his “endurance, bravery, strength and courage”. Bailey also worked with children who attended AmpCamp.

Bailey “inspired everyone he met” his friends said as a fundraiser was launched


Lindsay family)

Bailey enjoyed boxing, and had once carried Josh Warrington’s belt into a game, and even sparred with Tyson Fury. He was also a big fan of Leeds United. Josh Warrington posted a tribute to Bailey yesterday.

Sadly, Bailey found out his cancer had returned around Christmas 2021. He and Isabel were able to get married in February, but had less than two months of marriage before he died on April 6.

Keir said: “He was a devoted big brother and a beautiful boy to his parents. In Bailey’s passing he leaves a wonderful set of family and friends as well as a beautiful and devoted wife in Isabel Lindsay. A wife and friend we are all so proud of for giving the care, devotion and love to in Baileys life and in those final months.

“We will all do what we can to honor Bailey’s memory. Bailey, you are loved Bailey, you are missed Bailey, you are never forgotten.”

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Bailey’s wife Isabel also posted a heartfelt tribute to him on Facebook yesterday.

She wrote: “My gorgeous perfect Husband gained his angel wings in the early hours of this morning, holding my hand and surrounded by his family.

“I feel I have so much to say about Bailey but right now I am struggling to find the words.

“Bailey changed my life and in many ways he saved me. He has taught me so much about how to live life the right way, pushing yourself to make the most of every moment, every opportunity, and every challenge too.”

Isabel added: “Bailey will be in all of our hearts for the rest of our lives and I just know that even though he is no longer with us in person, he isn’t finished with making an impact yet, and I will continue to do that for Bailey.”

AmpCamp founder Ben and amputee Paul Ellis will be climbing Ben Nevis at Easter to raise money for the kids with limb differences who attend the camps, but also in Bailey’s memory.

You can donate to the fundraiser here.

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