The boxing world mourns the loss of Mike Towell

The Scottish fighter died on Friday night

The boxing world mourns the loss of Mike Towell

Image: Mike Towell / Facebook

The boxing community is continuing to the mourn the death of Mike Towell.

Towell, a Scottish welterweight was fighting in a British title eliminator fight, when he was stopped in the fifth round by Dale Evans. Towell had already fallen to the canvas twice, before the referee stopped the fight.

He was taken from the ring on a stretcher and rushed to hospital where he was diagnosed with severe bleeding and swelling to his brain.

It was announced on Friday night, that Towell had died in a Glasgow hospital, over 24 hours after the fight.

Since the loss, the boxing community has come out in support of Towell's family. Former World Champion Ricky Hatton has set up a fundraising page for Towell's girlfriend and son.