Hundreds of mourners turned out to the funeral of boxer Scott Westgarth, which took place in Sheffield on May 29.

Westgarth, 31, died after falling ill following his victory over Scunthorpe’s Dec Spelman on February 25.

The two fought out a 10-round light-heavyweight bout at Doncaster’s Dome Arena. He was then rushed to hospital after collapsing in his changing room following the bout.

Westgarth’s brother, Adam paid tribute at the funeral according to the Sheffield Star, saying: “The presence he had and the energy he gave was inspiring.

“He would make you laugh through mischief but he also had the more serious side and his family was very important to him.

“Boxing was just a reflection of the character he was – hard working and determined.”

Westgarth’s brother also read out a letter from the NHS, revealing that Westgarth had saved seven lives through organ donation following his death.

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