Scottish Boxer Mike Towell Dies in Hospital 24-Hours After Being Stretchered Out of Ring

Stephen Douglas

Mike Towell, a 25-year old Scottish boxer, died in a hospital on Friday, the night after he suffered a TKO loss to Dale Evans as St Andrew’s Sporting Club in Glasgow. Towell was undefeated entering the fight. The referee stepped in to stop the fight in the 5th with Towell still on his feet. He was taken out of the ring on a stretcher.

His death has renewed calls to ban boxing.

Some video from the bout is below. The end of the fight is shown. It does not show Towell on the ground or being taken out on a stretcher.