Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Boxer, Mike Towell dies while fighting on ring

Scottish boxer, Mike Towell has died at the age of 25 in Glasgow after being carried out of the ring on a stretcher when his fight was halted in the fifth round.

Mike Towell faced off Thursday night with Welsh boxer Dale Evans in the British welterweight title final eliminator.

After the match, Evans tweeted that his thoughts and prayers were with his opponent.

A Facebook post from the club said: "Mike collapsed in the ring at the Club after he was stopped in the fifth round and was rushed to hospital after receiving attention from the ringside medical team. Sadly 'Iron' Mike who was 25 could not recover from his injuries and died peacefully late on Friday night with his family at his bedside."

The club described the fighter, from Dundee, as "one of Scotland's most exciting boxing talents."

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