Ex-British boxing champ Limond dies aged 45

Willie Limond

Ex-boxing Champ Willie Limond Passes At 45

On the 15th of April in the year 2024 at 12:37 PM.

On Monday, it was confirmed by his son Jake that Willie Limond, who held titles in boxing for both the British and Commonwealth, passed away at the age of 45.

From 2006-07, Limond achieved the lightweight Commonwealth championship title. Between 2013-14, he held the super-lightweight championship title, followed by the British super-lightweight belt in 2014.

Even though he's in his 40s, he's still a boxer and scheduled to fight Joe Laws on May 3rd. The last time he was in the ring was in September 2023, where he suffered a defeat in the eighth round against fellow Scottish boxer, Ricky Burns.

The gym belonging to Limond located in Glasgow, known as St Andrew's Sporting Club, has also verified the information on online platforms stating that their team is shocked and deeply devastated by the demise of their comrade, Willie Limond.

Willie was more than just a sports icon, he had an attitude that could easily spread to others around him. We will miss him dearly.

We send our condolences and best wishes to Jake, Drew, Macy, and the rest of the Limond family during this difficult time.

Limond was also honored by the British Boxing Board of Control.

A declaration stated that the British Boxing Board of Control feels extreme sorrow upon receiving the sad news of the untimely demise of Willie Limond, who was a former British and Commonwealth Champion.

We would like to express our deepest condolences and offer our heartfelt sympathy to the loved ones and acquaintances of Willie during this challenging period.

Limond began his professional career back in 1999 and was able to clinch a victory in 42 of the total 48 fights that he fought. He also participated in some noteworthy matches against prominent opponents, such as Amir Khan, Erik Morales, and Anthony Crolla.

In 2010, Limond was defeated in the sixth round by the Mexican legend Morales in Mexico City. Earlier in 2007, Khan had a nerve-racking match against the boxer from Glasgow, where Limond managed to knock down the future world champion in the sixth round. Yet, despite this setback, Khan remained resolute and made an impressive comeback, compelling Limond to retire voluntarily in the eighth round.

This report was assisted by details provided by Nick Parkinson, who works for ESPN.

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