25-year-old Scottish boxer dies due to head injury sustained in bout

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

A 25-year-old Scottish boxer has died in hospital in the UK despite “fighting right to the end” after he suffered serious injuries to his brain in a bout.

Mike Towell suffered a fifth-round loss to Dale Evans in a St Andrews Sporting Club fight in Glasgow on Thursday night and was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

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

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

“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.

A 25-year-old Scottish boxer has died in hospital in the UK despite “fighting right to the end” after he suffered serious injuries to his brain in a bout.

Mike Towell suffered a fifth-round loss to Dale Evans in a St Andrews Sporting Club fight in Glasgow on Thursday night and was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

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

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

“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.

(PTI)

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