Briton Westgarth dies after heavyweight bout

Briton Westgarth dies after heavyweight bout

Westgarth was rushed to hospital following his points decision victory over Dec Spelman at the Doncaster Dome on Saturday night.

Westgarth was still able to conduct his post-match interview, that took place alongside opponent Spelman, but the Newcastle-native looked in pain.

Scott Westgrath's English title eliminator bout in Doncaster, southern Yorkshire, England turned out to be one of the most tragic events in boxing history. Westgarth's rest of the show featuring a main event with Curtis Woodhouse was cancelled. He died in Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital last night, according to the Daily Mirror. My fight with @JWHIBBERT is irrelevant and means nothing compared to life.

Scott Westgarth fought Dec Spelman on Saturday evening before falling ill backstageWho is Scott Westgarth?

He posted on Twitter: "Heartbreaking news about Scott Westgarth".

"To promote a boxing show and a young man doing a job he loves losing his life, I have no words, " Westgarth's promoter, Stefy Bull, confirmed on Monday.

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"I've got everything crossed that Scott Westgarth is ok if people actually realised what goes on behind the scenes brutal this game".

"God bless Scott Westgarth", Bull wrote on social media.

Westgarth made his boxing debut in 2013 after switching from footballWhat has Twitter been saying about the sad news?

Ace British boxer Scott Westgarth succumbed to death soon after winning his latest title.

"May he rest in peace", said Eddie Hearn.

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