Willie Limond: Commonwealth champion boxer critically ill and 'fighting for his life' ahead of comeback fight

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Limond, 45, suffered a suspected seizure just one month before his comeback in the ring

Scottish champion boxer Willie Limond is fighting for his life in hospital after a suspected seizure.

The Glaswegian boxer, 45, was set to make a comeback to the sport in a highly-anticipated fight next month. However, Limond was found unresponsive in his car just hours before he was due to take part in a public training session in Glasgow.

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According to The Sun, the boxer was found in his car on a residential street on Saturday morning. He has since been transferred to University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie where he remains in a “critical condition”, with police investigating how Limond came to suffer from the suspected seizure.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "Around 8.05am on Saturday, 6 April, 2024, police were called to a report of a 45-year-old man found unresponsive within a car in Heatherbell Road, Coatbridge. The man was taken to Monklands Hospital where medical staff describe his condition as critical. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances."

Throughout his career, Limond has held the the EBU European Union super featherweight title, the Commonwealth lightweight and super lightweight titles, and the British super lightweight title, winning 42 of his 48 fights with 13 knockouts. He retired after losing to Ricky Burns via technical knockout in September, but was due to come out of retirement to fight Joe Laws in Newcastle next month.

Well wishes from fans and friend have poured in for Limond, who has with Larkhall gym MXP West gym saying on social media: “Not only is Willie a massive part of the gym, he’s also like a brother to myself and my own family. It’s been a devastating few days for his family. Willie is one of our own please everyone I am begging you please keep him in your prayers.

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"I also ask that everyone respects his family’s privacy. His sons have been an absolute credit to him these last few days and I am so proud of how they are handling this. He also has a young daughter and partner, who is his absolute world. Keep praying everyone.”

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