Boxer Passes Away After Going the Distance in England

Following an English light-heavyweight title eliminator, pugilist Scott Westgarth has passed away.

The 31-year-old boxer faced off against Dec Spelman inside the Doncaster Dome in Doncaster, England. The fight went the distance, with Westgarth earning a decision victory.

As reported by MailOnline, Westgarth was rushed to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital after collapsing in his locker room following the fight. On Sunday night, the pugilist passed away.

Stefy Bull, the promoter for the event, later took to social media to offer his thoughts on the matter. Over Twitter, the promoter stated:

“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”

Dec Spelman also offered his thoughts over Twitter.

“Absolutely heartbroken and lost for words ail continue to pray for Scott’s family and the people close to him rest easy my friend”

A GoFundMe has since been created in hopes of raising money for Westgarth’s family.

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