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Sunday, October 02, 2016

Boxer Dies After Head Blows Caused His Brain To Swell And Bleed

Boxing is one of those sports that makes my heart miss a bit whenever it is on and this story just further confirms that my goose bumps are not without a reason....



Scottish prizefighter Mike Towell has died from injuries sustained in the ring, his manager says. The 25-year-old boxer was carried out by stretcher after going five rounds with Welsh fighter Dale Evans in Glasgow.

The Scottish boxer died early Saturday after suffering severe bleeding and swelling to his brain during a televised Friday night fight at a Glasgow hotel. His St Andrews Sporting Club tweeted the tragic news early Saturday.


Towell was knocked down twice in the fight before referee Victor Loughlin stopped the bout in the fifth round. He had been undefeated prior to the fight, a British welterweight title eliminator, with 11 wins and one draw on his professional record.

His opponent has yet to comment on Towell's death but described the figher as a "true warrior" in a statement issued after he was taken to the hospital.

"The ingredients were there for an entertaining fight and it was that, we are both punchers and so sadly for Mike he came out the wrong side," Evans said. "I never wanted to see my opponent being stretchered out of the ring. Who would ever want that sight? That was so hard for his family and my heart goes out to them."


Towell's partner Chloe Ross - and mother of his child - suggested that Towell may have been suffering from a previously undiagnosed injury. "Michael had severe bleeding and swelling to his brain. He had been complaining of headaches for the last few weeks but we put it down to migraines with the stress of his fight," she wrote on Facebook. "It has been the longest 24 hours of our lives. My baby has lost his daddy. But he will be so, so proud of his dad in what he achieved."


Loughlin, the fight's referee, had also been in charge of the British middleweight title fight in March between Chris Eubank Jnr. and Nick Blackwell, which ended Blackwell's career after he suffered cranial bleeding before the fight was stopped at 10 rounds.
jar/rc (AP, dpa, AFP)
culled m.dw.com

24 comments:

  1. THIS IS WHY I HATE HATE HATE BOXING!!!

    Why must I make money or fame by getting beat up?

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    1. Av never like watching boxing and wrestling. I hate it so much with passion

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    2. Hate boxing and wrestling with passion...

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  2. I hate boxing. I just hate the sport and I don't know what people enjoy in it. RIP to the departed

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    1. I don't even see the fun of it self. Can't be caught watching that sport. May his R.I.P

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  3. So sad, boxing is a no no for me always,i don't watch it.

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  4. Boxing been a contact sport is not as dangerous as a lot think. It was simply his appointed time to go. The question is where does he go from here and to you bvs its time to give a thought to same. RIP Mike (not Tyson)

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    1. It's nt as dangerous as ppl think u say? Pls name one boxer dat has retired and is in old age dat z living a normal healthy life, and then compare there health wt other retired sportsmen. Most of dem if nt all end up wt parkinson's disease

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  5. I hate dis sports

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  6. I so much hate boxing, can't even watch it,rip

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  7. No sporting activity is totally safe.
    Footballers get injured for months and sometimes even lose their lives. Cricket players die from injuries too. Basketball players sometimes suffer from dislocation and fractured bones and many others. Apart from the possibility of suffering from Parkinson's disease at old age, boxing is still considered one of the safest sports because you don't fight all the time unlike in football, basketball, rugby, moto GP, Car racing etc.
    His case is just one of the cases you hear about once in a lifetime. May his soul rest in peace.
    GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

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  8. I hate boxing but I love wrestling.

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  9. Boxing is such a violent sport .

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  10. My Darling Stella. Its miss a beat not miss a bit. Or skip a beat. U are welcome.

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  11. UFC is even worse than boxing. That one, you can even kick an opponents head and its allowed. Na wa o

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