Iron Mike Towell ‘fought right to the end’ but sadly died after he was seriously injured in a bout in Glasgow on Thursday night.
The 25-year-old welterweight had been complaining of headaches for the last few weeks, but it was put down to migraines and the stress of the fight.
Towell’s partner of over eight years, Chloe Ross, said she was ‘absolutely heartbroken’ to announce his passing shortly after 11pm on Friday evening, 12 hours after he was taken off life support.
Hatton’s fundraiser reads:
Mike Towell lost his life doing either what he loved or looking after his family – or both.
A young boy and partner are left behind. Let’s make sure they are looked after.
Give what you can. Let’s see if we can smash £20,000.
Towell had been in a relationship with Chloe for over eight years when Mike died.
In a Facebook post, she wrote:
I’m absolutely heartbroken to say my annoying best friend passed away tonight at 11.02 very peacefully.
Michael had severe bleeding and swelling to his brain. He had been complaining of headaches for the last few weeks but we put it down to migraines with the stress of his fight.
It has been the longest 24 hours of our lives. My baby has lost his daddy. But he will be so so proud of his dad in what he achieved.
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.