Sadly the sport of boxing has last one of its fighting sons from Britain this morning in some tragic news that has been confirmed regarding boxer Scott Westgarth.
Scott Westgarth, aged 31 from Newcastle, lost his life yesterday after winning a 10 round contest on Saturday in Doncaster.
His promoter Steffy Bull confirmed that he passed away on Sunday.
Sadly even in 2018, despite the numerous steps forward in the protection of combat sports athletes, these tragic nights can still happen in unarmed combat situations between two professional men.
The risk boxers take is so great it’s impossible to put into words.
The world of boxing while typically divided by nature, as it often does in times of trouble, has come together in its unanimous outpouring of love and words of comfort for Sam, his family and his friends:
Heartbroken this morning to wake to the news of Scott Westgarth passing. Thoughts and prayers 🙏🏻 go out to his family and friends and everyone involved. This sport is brutal and fighters risk there lives #RIP #scottwestgarth
— Suzi Wong Creations (@Suz1Wong) February 26, 2018
— Paddy Gallagher (@paddy_gal) February 26, 2018
I love watching a bit of boxing at the weekend but I dont want to see people aeriously hurt or lose their lives. Respect to all those that step into the ring to compete. RIP Scott
— Nick Heath (@NickHeathADI) February 26, 2018
Terrible news about #scottwestgarth
RIP fella,thoughts go to his family 😔
— Jay🖤 (@hyacinthouse79) February 26, 2018
This shit is no joke. RIP #ScottWestgarth
— Rhys Parkes 🇬🇧 (@rhys_parkes) February 26, 2018
— Nathan Gorman (@GormanBoxing) February 26, 2018
Heartbreaking this. Thoughts to his friends and family. And to anyone involved in the show. Rest in peace young man x https://t.co/ubgrfx8nIm
— Ricky Hatton MBE (@HitmanHatton) February 26, 2018
Very sad news
— Guy Branston (@Brano1979) February 26, 2018
Awful news condolences to all involved , tragic rip Scott
— christopher hartley (@christeamerupt) February 26, 2018
Rip champ x pic.twitter.com/dVyOwrVPWc
— billyjoesaunders (@bjsaunders_) February 26, 2018
Rest in peace champ.