Michael Norgrove dies aged 31

06/04/2013 15:48

Light middleweight Michael Norgrove has died this morning, nine days after collapsing in the ring during a bout in his home town of London.

On Thursday March 28, the 31-year-old Norgrove boxed Sedgley's Tom Bowen at The Ring in Blackfriars.

Norgrove had been winning, but referee Jeff Hinds stopped the fight when he noticed 'something unusual' about his appearance early in the fifth round.

Norgrove, who was born in Zambia and had an unbeaten professional record, collapsed shortly afterwards and was hospitalised with bleeding on the brain.

Norgrove's former promoter Steve Goodwin said: “I am proud to have been associated with Michael. He was always a kind and warm human being, a very talented boxer and it is a very sad loss to everyone who ever met him.

My thoughts go out to his family."