Boxer Mike Towell Has Died Hours After Glasgow Bout…

Scottish boxer Mike Towell has sadly passed away after he sustained a brain injury from the fight in Glasgow on Thursday night.

Image: ITV

Image: ITV

During the fifth round, the 25 year old was carried out from St Andrews Sporting Club on a stretcher. After suffering extreme bleeding and swelling of the brain, the decision was made to turn off his life support. Mike was surrounded by his family as he passed away.

This is only the third time in which a professional boxer has passed away due to fight-related injuries during the past 21 years.

His partner, Ms Ross, said in a Facebook post:

“I’m absolutely heartbroken to say my annoying best friend passed away tonight at 11.02 very peacefully. 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.”

Image: The Telegraph

Image: The Telegraph

It is understood that Mike’s family were joined by his manager, Tommy Gilmour, during the last few hours of his life. Tommy said:

“He was Iron Mike to the end, he kept fighting till the last, and we have lost an exciting boxer but, more importantly, a very special man. He was one of the greatest characters I have worked with, I came away from every phone call or chat we had smiling and shaking my head in bewilderment.”

Rest in peace.

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