Scott Westgarth Wiki
Scott Westgarth was a British boxer who recently died after winning an English title eliminator against Dec Spelman in Doncaster.
Scott was born on July 27, 1986 in Hexham, Northumberland, United Kingdom and made his boxing debut in September 21, 2013. He trained with Glyn Rhodes, Mick King and Leslie Tomlinson at the Sheffield Boxing Centre.
The 31 years old boxer collapsed in his dressing room at The Dome on Saturday following his victory on points over 10 rounds against Dec Spelman.
Over the 10 rounds, the fight was brutal and both men were knocked down on the canvas at some point.
Scott was holding his head and felt uncomfortable in a post-fight interview. He then stumbled to the back of The Dome before paramedics took him to the hospital.
He was immediately taken to Royal Hallamshire Hospital where he later died. His last opponent Spelman shared his feeling on Twitter saying: “Absolutely heartbroken and lost for words all continue to pray for Scott’s family and the people close to him rest easy my friend”.
His death was confirmed on Monday morning by his promoter, Stefy Bull on Twitter.
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 ??
— Stefy Bull (@StefyBull) February 26, 2018
The boxing community has expressed their feeling and sadness to the news of Scott’s death. Tony Bellew also took on Twitter to express his condolences saying: “All I feel is sadness upon hearing the news about Scott Westgarth…I’m so sorry for his family & friend ! I am forever telling people how dangerous this is…I hope people think in future before typing insults to fighters…#RIPChamp”.
All I feel is sadness upon hearing the news about Scott Westgarth.. I’m so sorry for his family & friends! I am forever telling people how dangerous this is… I hope people think In future before typing insults to fighters.. #RIPChamp ?
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) February 26, 2018