Boxer dies

The Timaru Herald - - SPORT -

The Bri­tish Box­ing Board of Con­trol says a 31-year-old English fighter has died af­ter fall­ing ill fol­low­ing a bout on Sun­day. The BBBofC said Scott West­garth was taken to the hos­pi­tal af­ter fall­ing ill back­stage fol­low­ing his English light-heavy­weight ti­tle elim­i­na­tor against Dec Spell­man. It said he died yes­ter­day. West­garth con­ducted a post-fight in­ter­view af­ter beat­ing Spell­man on points for his sev­enth win in 10 pro­fes­sional fights, then his con­di­tion de­clined and he was treated by paramedics be­fore be­ing taken to the hos­pi­tal.

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