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Former British Boxing Champion Willie Limond Dies Aged 45

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Willie Limond, a former British boxing champion that won 42 of his 48 professional fights during his illustrious career, has reportedly tragically passed away at the age of 45. The announcement of Limond’s sudden and tragic death was made by his son Jake.

A cause of death was not immediately made available. Limond’s son also became a boxer.

Limond held the EBU European Union super featherweight title in 2004, the Commonwealth lightweight title from 2006 to 2007, the Commonwealth super lightweight title from 2013 to 2014, and the British super lightweight title in 2014.

From Glasgow, Limond played the role of the underdog throughout his career. St Andrew’s Sporting Club of Glasgow put out the following message on Limond’s tragic death,

“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.”

St Andrew’s Sporting Club

The BBC reports on Limond’s tragic passing,

Former British and Commonwealth super-lightweight champion Willie Limond has died at the age of 45.

The Glaswegian won 42 of his 48 professional fights from 1999 to 2023 – including 13 by knockout – although only three bouts took place after 2016.

Four of his losses were to fighters who won world titles – Amir Khan, Anthony Crolla, Erik Morales and Ricky Burns.

Limond was originally a footballer, playing five times for Albion Rovers in the late 1990s.

In his distinguished boxing career he held the British super-featherweight, super-lightweight and lightweight titles as well as the Commonwealth light-welterweight, WBU lightweight and IBO Inter-Continental lightweight crowns.

BBC

Rest in peace, legend!

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