Willie Limond dies aged 45 as tributes pour in for Scottish boxing legend | Boxing | Sport

Willie Limond dies aged 45 as tributes pour in for Scottish boxing legend | Boxing | Sport

Scottish boxing legend Willie Limond, who once took on Amir Khan, has died a week after suffering a suspected seizure while driving.

The 45-year-old had an impressive record of 42 wins from 48 matches, including 13 knockouts. Within his storied career, Limond held several titles including the EBU European Union super featherweight title and the Commonwealth lightweight and super lightweight titles.

His most recent fight, slated for May 3, was a match against Joe Laws in Glasgow. Members of the boxing community have paid tribute to Limond.

Former opponent Curtis Woodhouse wrote on social media: “Absolutely devastated to hear the news of the passing of Willie Limond, a great fighter and a great man. We stayed in touch after our fight and always had a laugh together. Absolutely gutted. Rest In Peace champ.”

St Andrews Boxing Club also posted a tribute on Facebook, saying: “Everyone at St Andrew’s Sporting Club are shocked and deeply saddened at the loss of our friend, Willie Limond. Willie was not only a legend of the sport, but an infectious character who will be greatly missed by us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jake, Drew, Macy and the rest of the Limond family at this time.”

Alex Arthur, another Scottish boxer, paid his tribute saying: “I met this funny hyper Glaswegian lad when I was 13 yrs old, when I seen him box I was blown away at how good he was. We went on to become very good friends and of course ended up fighting each other! It only made us closer friends! Love you Willie ma man.”

Limond’s would-be adversary Laws expressed his grief when he said: “I am devastated, listen my old son wait for me at the pearly gates and we can get it on Can all my support and followers just skip tha morning coffee and chuck in couple quid give this boxing legend the send off he deserves.”

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