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Funeral for Scots boxer Mike Towell to take place this week

The Dundee fighter, 25, died in hospital following a televised bout in Glasgow.

Mike Towell: The Dundee fighter was fighting for shot at British title.
Mike Towell: The Dundee fighter was fighting for shot at British title. SNS

Boxer Mike Towell is to be laid to rest just over two weeks after he collapsed during a televised fight.

Towell, 25, was stretchered from the ring after being stopped by the referee in the fifth round of his bout against Welshman Dale Evans at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday, September 29.

The Dundee fighter fell to the canvas at the conclusion of the bout run by the St Andrews Sporting Club before doctors went into the ring to offer medical attention and provide him with oxygen.

Towell, who has a young son named Rocco, battled on for almost 12 hours after being taken off life support and his family and manager, who were at his bedside in hospital, have been left devastated by the loss.

His funeral will take place at St Andrew's Cathedral in Dundee on Friday at 10am followed by an internment at Birkhill Cemetery.

Tributes have flooded in from across Scotland as well as the boxing world following the promising welterweight's shock death.

Final picture: Mike Towell with his young son Rocco day before fight.
Final picture: Mike Towell with his young son Rocco day before fight.

His manager Tommy Gilmour said Towell was one of the "greatest characters" he has ever met while girlfriend Chloe Ross revealed she was "absolutely heartbroken" but her partner of eight years had "left doing the thing he's best at".

Promoter Eddie Hearn and former world champions Tony Bellew and Alex Arthur are just some of the big boxing names to pay tribute.

Ms Ross, Towell's partner of eight years, gave STV the last picture she had of him and their son.

He had sent her the touching image, which shows him cuddled up to his sleeping son, on Wednesday as he geared up for the fight.

She posted on her Facebook account that she "couldn't believe how loved he was" and thanked everyone for their kind words and tributes.

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