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Sunday 24 September 2017

Kickboxer (14) dies after collapsing during fight

Scott Marsden. Pic: Facebook
Scott Marsden. Pic: Facebook

Tributes have been pouring in for a 14-year-old kickboxer who has passed away after collapsing during a fight.

Scott Marsden from Sheffield took ill during a fight in Leeds last Saturday night and this morning it was confirmed that he has lost his life.

The event took place in Leeds martial Arts College and they released a statement saying: "Our deepest condolences & sympathy go to our friends the Marsdens at this terrible time.

"Scotty will always be in our hearts & our thoughts & we miss you dearly. A true champion in every way who's energy & positivity affected everyone he met.

"Rest now Scotty lad."

Neil Kelly, a family friend who runs the USKA Fight Factory in Birmingham, said: "Extremely saddened to hear of the heartbreaking loss of a fine young kick boxer.

"Scott was an extremely talented fighter. The martial arts community is shocked and in mourning and rightfully so for a lad that will be truly missed.

"God bless you all with strength at this difficult and sad time. RIP Scotty."

Police confirmed that the incident was not being treated as suspicious.

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