Scottish boxer Mike Towell dies after fight
Dundee boxer Mike Towell, who suffered severe bleeding and swelling to the brain following a bout in Glasgow, was taken off life support at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
His partner Chloe Ross, with whom he had a young son, disclosed that the 25-year-old had complained of migraines ahead of his contest with Dale Evans in a St Andrews Sporting Club fight at the Radisson Hotel on Thursday night.
“My baby has lost his daddy. But he will be so so proud of his dad in what he achieved,” said Ms Ross.
Trainer Shane McGuigan said on Twitter: “Heartbreaking news that Mike Towell has lost his life. May he rest in peace, thoughts go out to his loved ones. #RIP”.
The bout, an eliminator for the British welterweight title. was being broadcast on STV Glasgow when the Dundee fighter was fatally injured. He had been undefeated, with 11 wins and one draw.
It was refereed by Victor Loughlin, who was also in ring for the British middleweight title fight in March between Chris Eubank and Nick Blackwell which ended after he suffered a bleed on the skull, ending his career.