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Scott Westgarth British boxer dies from injuries sustained in Saturday's fight

Westgarth was in pain during the post-fight interviews and was rushed to the hospital.

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Scott Westgarth play Scott Westgarth dies from injuries sustained in fight (Reuters/AI Project)

British boxer Scott Westgarth has died in hospital from injuries he sustained in Saturday, February 24 fight against Dec Spelman.

Westgarth had beaten Spellman via points after 10 rounds in an English title eliminator in Doncaster, South Yorkshire on Saturday night.

Post-match pains

Dec Spelman and Scott Westgarth play Scott Westgarth (left) was at pains during post-match interviews and was rushed to the hospital (Daily Mail)

Westgarth seemed to be in pain during post-fight interviews and he was rushed to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital where he died.

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.

RIP lad thoughts go out to your family and your team, it's been the hardest few days I've had to endure. No idea what to do moving forward.”

Spelman who fought Westgarth on Saturday also took to his social media to express how heartbroken he is over the death.

Scott Westgarth play After the win on Saturday, Scott Westgarth was one win away from being English lightweight champion (PA Archive/PA Images)


'Absolutely heartbroken and lost for words ail continue to pray for Scott's family and the people close to him rest easy my friend,” Spelman wrote.

Westgarth who died at the age of 36, was a former ski instructor and also worked as a chef before he started boxing when he was 24.

His victory over Spelman meant that he was one win away from becoming the English light heavyweight champion.

Other boxing personalities, including Eddie Hearn have all taken to social media to mourn Westgarth.

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