Saturday, October 1, 2016

Boxer Die in Hospital After Sustaining Injury During Boxing Bout Last Night!

Mike Towell, a Scottish boxer, died in hospital on Friday night after he was seriously injured in a bout the night before.

The 25-year-old was knocked down in the fifth round against Dale Evans in a St Andrew's Sporting Club fight at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday and was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

His partner, Chloe Ross, said she was "absolutely heartbroken" to announce that he passed away peacefully shortly after 11pm on Friday evening, 12 hours after he was taken off life support.

She wrote: "I'm absolutely heartbroken to say my annoying best friend passed away tonight at 11.02 very peacefully.

"Michael had severe bleeding and swelling to his brain. He had been complaining of headaches for the last few weeks but we put it down to migraines with the stress of his fight.

"It has been the longest 24 hours of our lives. My baby has lost his daddy. But he will be so so proud of his dad in what he achieved."

The couple had been together for more than eight years and had a young son, Rocco.

Towell's family were at the boxer's bedside in his final hours and are understood to have been joined by his manager, Tommy Gilmour.

Ms Ross said: "Once he was taken off of his life support, he managed 12 hours, 12 whole rounds off his life support, he fought right to the end and he's done us all so proud. He left doing the thing he's best at ... there's only one."

News of his death was first broken by St Andrew's Sporting Club, which tweeted: "Within the last hour Mike Towell passed away - he will always be in our hearts #RIPIronMike."

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