Former boxing champion, Willie Limond dies at 45 after suffering a seizure in his car

Former boxing champion, Willie Limond has died at the age of 45 after being found unresponsive in his car following a seizure.

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Earlier this month, Limond was discovered in his vehicle just hours before he set to partake in a public training session in Glasgow ahead of his planned bout with Joe Laws on May 3.

 

But in the early hours of this Monday morning, it was confirmed that he had passed away.

Taking to social media, his son Jake wrote as an Instagram story: ‘My dad passed away in the early hours of the morning around 3am.

‘He fought on for near enough 10 days. Warrior.’

Limond Snr won 42 of his 48 professional fights from 1999 to 2023 including 13 by knockout.

 

The Glaswegian was originally a footballer, playing five times for Albion Rovers in the late 1990s.

 

He held the British super-featherweight, super-lightweight, and lightweight titles as well as the Commonwealth light-welterweight, WBU lightweight, and IBO Inter-Continental lightweight titles during his boxing career.

 

Four of Limond’s six defeats were against fighters who won world titles – Amir Khan, Anthony Crolla, Erik Morales, and Ricky Burns.

 

He last fought in September, losing by TKO to fellow Scotsman Ricky Burns in the eighth round. with the referee stopping the fight at the end of the round because of excessive blood from his nose