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A Scottish boxer has died following a match
with Carmarthenshire fighter Dale Evans earlier this week.
25 year old Mike Towell from Dundee was rushed to hospital after being
stretchered from the ring on Thursday in Glasgow.
Entering the boxing ring for the last time, Mike Towell was knocked
down by Dale Evans from Saint is in the first round and again in the
fifth for the fight was stopped. He was taken to hospital in Glasgow.
Nobody ever wants to see someone get stretchered out of the ring and I
hope he is all right. Buckley last night, Mike Towell passed away 12
hours after being taken off life support. His girlfriend paid tribute
to the father of one on social media, adding that he had been
complaining of headaches over the past few weeks. The Shadow Secretary
of State for Wales has renewed his call is for both the head to be
banned in sport. But former Welsh boxer: 12 light heavyweight champion
Nicky Piper said medical tests in boxing our rigorous. At the doctors
know that he had been suffering severe headaches they would have
looked into this and find out what the problem was, maybe standards
brain. This could have been avoided, possibly. I feel so sorry for him
and his family, Dale Evans especially because I know how much
in the past that has affected the boxers, it affects them greatly.
Dale Evans will be going through such a terrible time. Other members
of the boxing community have been sending their thoughts and
condolences to both into my's family and Dale Evans on social media. A
crowdfunding page has already raised thousands of pounds in support of
Mike Towell's partner and young son. Plans to charge double the amount
of council tax on long-term empty homes in Newport
are being considered by the council. There are currently more than 2,500
vacant properties in the city,
with around 1100 exempt from council tax because they are
undergoing major work. The local authority wants to urge
owners to bring them back to use. A man has been taken to hospital
with life-threatening injuries North Wales Police was called
to the Clarence Road and Mostyn Avenue junction
just after midnight. The man, who is in his 20s,
is not from the area. Football, and the pressure
is mounting on Swansea City Head Coach Francesco Guidolin
after his side lost 2-1 Liverpool at
the Liberty Stadium. After taking an early lead
by with a good first half, the Swans were dominated
in the second with an equaliser by Firmino and a
penalty from Milner. The Italian admitted before
the match it could be Meanwhile its not looking much
better for under pressure Cardiff City manager
Paul Trollope, his side lost 2 Newport County's match
against Stevenage was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch,
but it was better news for Gary Mills with a much needed
1 nil win for Wrexham over Boreham Wood in
the National League. Nathan Cleverly will fight
Juergen Braehmer for the WBA World Light Heavyweight title
in Germany tonight. The Welshman's on the comeback trail
after losing his WBO Tonight he faces his opponent
in his home region, at a venue he's never lost in,
but says he's well prepared As a professional I have been to
Chicago and Liverpool, the lions den, I have been a failure. I have
been everywhere and I enjoyed. -- I have been everywhere. The crowd are
going to be against me. It is going to be all for the home fighter.
Time for full check on today's weather now, here's Behnaz Akghar.
We have had some intense downpours today, things coming down the little
as we head into tonight and certainly tomorrow was working fine.
We will see a few coastal showers tonight, containing funny time but
otherwise it is dry clear skies allowing the temperature to drop so
that we see a touch of grass frost and also some mist and fog patches
forming, he went light and variable. A chilly start to Sunday with
high-pressure taking charge from the south-east that will settle things
down nicely. We can look forward to a fine day with a miniature was
queried, lots of sunshine and dry weather, too. It is a lovely Sunday,
those temperatures creeping up to 16 degrees. Certainly recovering after
a chilly morning. We head into a chilly night on Sunday in the early
hours, it will be another fine day of the start of next week.
We'll have more tomorrow evening just after six o'clock.