Former Boxing Champion Willie Limond Dies At 45

Former British and Commonwealth Junior Welterweight Champion Willie Limond has died at 45. 

According to reports, Limond was found unresponsive in his car after a seizure shortly before he was meant to participate in a public training session for his upcoming bout on May 3 with Joe Laws. That would never happen, as his passing was confirmed on April 15. The boxer began his career in soccer, playing for Albion Rovers before switching to boxing. 

Limond found success, winning the British Super Featherweight, Junior Welterweight and Lightweight Titles. That was followed by the Commonwealth Junior Welterweight, WBU Lightweight and IBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Belts. His last bout was a TKO loss to Ricky Burns.

He ended his career with a 42-6 record. Four of his defeats were against former world champions Amir Khan, Anthony Crolla, Erik Morales and Ricky Burns. Limond then reversed his retirement to face Joe Laws, but sadly, it never happened. Several tributes have poured in for the boxer.

 

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