Michael Conlan and the boxing world pay tribute to tragic Mike Towell
Michael Conlan has paid tribute to Mike Towell following the Scottish fighter's tragic death.
The 25-year-old had to be stretchered from the ring after a fifth-round loss to Dale Evans in a St Andrews Sporting Club fight in Glasgow on Thursday night.
The young father, from Dundee, was rushed to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where he was diagnosed with severe bleeding and swelling to his brain and he sadly passed away last night.
"Terrible news, rest in peace Mike Towell. A risk every fighter takes when they step into the ring. Thoughts and prayers with his family," said Conlan on Twitter.
Barry McGuigan added: "My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family of Dundee boxer MikeTowell RIP who passed away during the night. Very sad for all involved."
Terrible news, rest in peace Mike Towell. A risk every fighter takes when they step into the ring. Thoughts and prayers with his family. https://t.co/C0gs1vYT0B— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) October 1, 2016
My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family of Dundee boxer MikeTowell RIP who passed away during the night. Very sad for all involved.— Barry McGuigan (@ClonesCyclone) October 1, 2016
Absolutely devastated by the passing of Mike Towell - all of our thoughts with his friends and family at this time— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) October 1, 2016
Boxing attracts brave hearts who trail blaze inspiring the masses, we salute Mike Towell& feel for his loved ones. Our sincere condolences— Christopher Eubank (@ChrisEubank) October 1, 2016
Boxing is like life... It can be cruel and unkind. A wife and child have lost their husband and dad... All too soon! R.I.P Iron Mike Towell— Adam Booth (@boxingbooth) October 1, 2016
We are deeply saddened to hear the news about Mike Towell this morning. The thoughts of all at BoxNation go out to his loved ones.— BoxNation (@boxnationtv) October 1, 2016
Send my condolences to Mike Towell's family. Rip champ. https://t.co/TXlZPr6GTK— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) October 1, 2016