A 25-year-old Scottish boxer Mike Towell has died following injuries he sustained during a bout he had on Thursday, September 29.
Towell who lost in the fifth round to Welsh fighter Dale Evans in a St Andrew’s Sporting Club fight at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel was rushed to the hospital after the fight but eventually died.
He “fought right to the end” said his partner, Chloe Ross.
The experienced boxed who was said to have passed-away beside his relatives is now the third professional boxer to die in the UK from apparently fight-related injuries in the past 21 years.
St Andrews Sporting Club confirmed Towell’s death on Saturday, October 1.
“Within the last hour Mike Towell passed away – he will always be in our hearts #RIPIronMike,” it said in a Tweet.
In a Facebook post, his partner Ms Ross said Towell died “peacefully” shortly after 23:00 BST on Friday, 12 hours after he was taken off life support.
“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 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.”
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 end and he’s done us all so proud… He left doing the thing he’s best at… there’s only one.”
Commenting on the incident, a spokesman for St Andrew’s Sporting Club disclosed that the management was not aware of the late boxer’s headache problems.
Towell was knocked down in the first round as well as the fifth, before the referee stopped eventually stopped the fight.