RIP! Boxer Towell dies after Glasgow bout

RIP! Boxer Towell dies after Glasgow bout


Scottish fighter Mike Towell has died in hospital after being severely injured in a fight on Thursday, his management has said.

Towell’s partner, Chloe Ross, said he “fought right to the end”.

His management said he passed away at his bedside with his family.

The death of Towell was verified by St Andrews Sporting Club on Saturday in a tweet morning.

‘Absolutely heartbroken’

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

“Michael had severe bleeding and swelling to his brain.

“He was complaining of headaches for the last few weeks but we place it down to migraines with the strain of his fight.

“It continues to be the longest 24 hours of our lives. My infant has lost his dad. But he’ll be so so proud of his dad in what he achieved.”

Ms Ross added: “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 ending and he is done us all so proud… He left doing the thing he is best at… there’s just one.”

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 nearest and dearest. #RIP”

Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “Certainly devastated by the passing of Mike Towell – all of our thoughts with his friends and family as of this time.”

Towell was knocked down in the first round of the fight, before recovering to continue the match.

The fight stopped shortly after Caernarfon combatant Evans for a second time knocked down Towell.

He received treatment and was given oxygen.

The fighter had not been defeated going into Thursday’s fight, with 11 previous wins and one draw.