Norgrove was a "crowd pleaser"

A spokesperson for Repton Boxing Club in east London, where the Zambian-born athlete had previously trained, described him as a "powerful boxer" and "crowd pleaser" who always achieved an "all action humdinger of a bout" even in his amateur days.

The club said: "We are saddened to hear that Ex Repton Boxer Michael Norgrove has died nine days after collapsing in the ring at The Blackfriars Venue London, doing what he loved."

His promoter Steve Goodwin tweeted: "It's so unbelievable what has happened to this young man."

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Boxer dies after London fight

A boxer has died after collapsing in the ring. 31 year old Zambian national Michael Norgrove, who was based in London, died from bleeding on the brain eight days after his last match.