Family and friends say goodbye to Landon
FAMILY and friends of Bundaberg boxer Landon Delinecort have gathered in huge numbers to say goodbye to the 24-year-old father-of-one.
Crowds were overflowing at the Bundaberg Baptist Church for Monday's funeral with yellow balloons providing a splash of colour among the hundreds of people with heavy hearts.
Members of the Bundaberg Boxing Club, where Mr Delinecort was described as a talented fighter who took the younger boxers under his wing, paid tribute to their fallen mate, forming a guard of honour as the casket left the church.
There was an outpouring of grief on social media in the days after Mr Delinecort's death on November 27.
His mother, Robyn Jean Purcell, paid tribute to her son's life on her Facebook page.
"My beautiful son Landon Matthew Delinecort. So proud of who you have become," the post said.
"You were taken away from us too soon, too fast. Your life was just beginning. You only gone to God's world."
Last week Bundaberg Boxing Club president and head coach Sid Blair said Mr Delinecort had always been focused and determined in the ring and his presence at the club would be dearly missed.
"Landon was a great boxer. He was very dedicated and loved by all," he said.
"He achieved some amazing things with us, including a few Wide Bay titles and a state title."
Mr Blair said the younger boxers at the club looked up to Mr Delinecort, who was always keen to give advice or lend a helping hand.
"He used to help out the little fellas a lot. He took them under his wing," he said.
A Facebook post by Bundaberg Boxing Club informed members that Monday's training would not go ahead out of respect.
"As we lay one of our own to rest today Landon Delinecort there will be no training as a sign of respect," the post read.
Mr Delinecort died from stab wounds after altercation at his Cummins Rd home.