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Tributes paid to boxer 'Iron' Mike Towell

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said he was 'devastated' by Towell's death

Tributes from around the boxing world have been paid to Mike Towell who died after suffering serious injuries during a bout.

The 25-year-old, dubbed "Iron Mike", passed away just a day after his fifth-round loss to Dale Evans at a St Andrews Sporting Club fight in Glasgow on Thursday.

St Andrews Sporting Club said Towell "will always be in our hearts".

Meanwhile, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted that he was "absolutely devastated" by Towell's death.

Former European champion Spencer Oliver also took to Twitter, writing: "So saddened to hear of the devastating news that Mike Towell has passed away, my thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends. #RIP x."


Scottish boxer Mike Towell dies after losing bout

Mike Towell died in hospital following his fight on Thursday Credit: .

Scottish boxer Mike Towell has died in hospital after suffering serious injuries during a bout on Thursday night.

The 25-year-old suffered a fifth-round loss to Dale Evans in a St Andrews Sporting Club fight at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow after which he was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Towell, from Dundee, had been undefeated going into the British welterweight title eliminator, with 11 previous wins and one draw on his professional record.

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

After the fight, opponent Evans described Towell as a "true warrior".


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