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Boxer Towell 'fought right to the end'

Mike Towell suffered severe bleeding on the brain Credit: ITV News

The partner of boxer Mike Towell said he "fought right to the end" before succumbing to an injury suffered in a televised bout.

Chloe Ross described herself as "absolutely heartbroken" at the loss of Towell, her partner of eight years, with who she has a young son.

In an emotional Facebook post, Ms Ross revealed Towell had suffered severe bleeding and swelling around the brain after his bout against Dale Evans on Thursday evening.

Towell died shortly past 11pm on Friday, having been taken off life support 12 hours before.

"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 wrote.


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."

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