London - British boxer Scott
Westgarth died after falling ill in the aftermath of winning an
English light-heavyweight title eliminator bout on Saturday.
Westgarth, who was 31, was rushed to hospital following his victory over Dec Spellman, but died
in the early hours of Sunday morning, the British Boxing Board of Control
"God bless Scott
Westgarth. To promote a boxing show and a young man doing a job he loves losing
his life, I have no words," the show's promoter Stefy Bull
posted on Twitter.
thoughts go out to your family and your team, it's been the hardest few days
I've had to endure. No idea what to do moving forward."
Spellman also paid his respects.
heartbroken and lost for words," he said on Twitter.
"Continue to pray
for Scott's family and the people close to him rest easy my friend."