The boxing world mourns the loss of Mike Towell
The Scottish fighter died on Friday night15:52 Saturday 1 October 2016, 15:52 1 Oct 2016
The boxing community is continuing to the mourn the death of Mike Towell.
Towell, a Scottish welterweight was fighting in a British title eliminator fight, when he was stopped in the fifth round by Dale Evans. Towell had already fallen to the canvas twice, before the referee stopped the fight.
He was taken from the ring on a stretcher and rushed to hospital where he was diagnosed with severe bleeding and swelling to his brain.
It was announced on Friday night, that Towell had died in a Glasgow hospital, over 24 hours after the fight.
Since the loss, the boxing community has come out in support of Towell's family. Former World Champion Ricky Hatton has set up a fundraising page for Towell's girlfriend and son.
Thoughts are with Mike Towell and his family. Goes to show what us boxers put on the line to win belts and earn a living for our family #RIP— Brian Rose (@Brian_Lion_Rose) October 1, 2016
Sad to read that #miketowell had a young boy who will grow up without his dad.didn't know the lad but it's Very sad boxing is a family— Ricky Hatton MBE (@HitmanHatton) October 1, 2016
Rest in Peace Mike Towell.— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) October 1, 2016
Boxing attracts brave hearts who trail blaze inspiring the masses, we salute Mike Towell& feel for his loved ones. Our sincere condolences🙏🏾— Christopher Eubank (@ChrisEubank) October 1, 2016
Just heard the terrible news of Mike Towell. Thoughts are with his family.— George Groves (@StGeorgeGroves) October 1, 2016
Sad to hear the news about Mike Towell. Thoughts go out to his loved ones 🙏🏾— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) October 1, 2016
Heartbreaking news that Mike Towell has lost his life. May he rest in peace, thoughts go out to his loved ones. #RIP— Shane McGuigan (@McGuigans_Gym) October 1, 2016
Absolutely devastated by the passing of Mike Towell - all of our thoughts with his friends and family at this time— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 1, 2016
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