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British boxer Willie Limond passes away at the age of 45

Former British and Commonwealth super-lightweight champion Willie Limond has passed away at the age of 45, after suffering a suspected seizure while driving near Glasgow. Limond was rushed to the hospital after being discovered unresponsive in his car. His son Jake confirmed the news on social media, saying, “Dad passed away in the early hours of the morning. He fought on for nearly enough 10 days. Warrior.”

Limond, who last fought against Ricky Burns in September, was scheduled to have his return fight in Glasgow on May 3 against Joe Laws. Throughout his boxing career from 1999 to 2023, Limond won 42 of his 48 professional fights, with 13 of those wins coming by knockout. However, only three of those fights took place after 2016.

It is noted that four of Limond’s six defeats were against fighters who won world titles, including the likes of Amir Khan, Anthony Crolla, Erik Morales, and Ricky Burns. Limond also held various titles during his career, such as the Commonwealth light-welterweight, WBU lightweight, IBO Inter-Continental lightweight, and British super-featherweight, lightweight, and super-lightweight titles. His contribution to the sport of boxing has left a lasting impact on the community.

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