The sad news that many were dreading has now unfortunately been confirmed this morning as boxer Scott Westgarth dies after a professional boxing match at the weekend in the UK.
The fight took place in Doncaster and light-heavyweight Westgarth beat Dec Spelman at the Doncaster Dome by unanimous points decision.
It improved his professional record to 7-2-1-2KO.
After the bout the 31-year-old boxer did his post-fight interview as usual and everything seemed okay.
Although some noted afterwards that he had a headache on camera.
Following the 10 round bout Westgarth fell ill back stage and had to be rushed to hospital shortly after.
The rest of the evening’s professional boxing event was immediately cancelled in Doncaster.
The sad news was confirmed this morning by Westgarth’s promoter Stefy Bull that Scott lost his life on Sunday.
Tributes have been pouring in all morning for the fallen warrior:
God bless @scottwestgarth 2 promote a Boxing show and a young man doing a job he loves losing his life I have no words RIP lad thoughts go out 2 yr family and yr team it’s been the hardest few days I’ve had to endure no idea what 2 do moving forward ??
— Stefy Bull (@StefyBull) February 26, 2018
Our thoughts and condolences with the family of Scott Westgarth, may he rest in peace ???
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 26, 2018
We’re deeply upset to hear that Scott Westgarth has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, his team and his opponent, Dec Spelman. pic.twitter.com/vfRzlNMNmu
— Boxing News (@BoxingNewsED) February 26, 2018
It’s a fate that all boxers recognise, all fans realise but all fear happens. RIP Scott Wesgarth, horrible news giving your life to the sport. Thoughts with all involved and can only hope both his family and Dec Spelman get the support they’ll require.
— Martin (@NewAgeBoxingUK) February 26, 2018
Everyone at Boxing News and Views sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Scott Westgarth.