Scott Westgarth died just a few hours after winning his light heavyweight title eliminator fight at The Dome in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England last25 February 2018.
Westgarth has just won by points against previously undefeated light heavyweight prospect Dec Spelman. He was ahead on points by the end of the fight, but he had just gotten knocked down in the final round. He got up and beat the count, was able to reach the end of the fight, and won on points. But it was obvious that he was experiencing head pain at the post-fight interview.
After the post-fight pageantry he made his way backstage where Westgarth collapsed according to reports. He was taken by the event medics to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital immediately but he died the following morning.
Dec Spelman tweeted his tribute to Westgarth saying:
Rest In Peace, Champ!
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