BRITISH boxer Scott Westgarth died tragically after winning a 10 round contest at the Doncaster Dome on Saturday (February 24).
He fell ill afterwards and collapsed in his changing room after the bout when he was rushed to hospital.
Stefy Bull, who promoted the show, said, “Boxing has been my life since I was 11 years old. It’s all I know it’s all I’ve ever done, it’s took me travelling, it’s taught me respect and discipline it’s gave me purpose in life. It’s all I’ve ever wanted and more, I go to bed thinking about it, I wake up thinking about it, it’s an obsession without even realising. Through everything I’ve achieved and the success I’ve had with fighters, this weekend without doubt is the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. To promote a boxing show and a young fighter to lose his life doing something he loved, it’s mentally taken me to a place boxing isn’t supposed to be.
“God bless Scott. It makes me physically sick to think about his family and his gym team. His manager and trainer is a man I’ve looked up to for many years, someone I class as a good friend. My thoughts are with you all, this has made me question what I will be doing with my future in this brutal sport we’re supposed to love.”
At Boxing News we are 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.