RIP Mike Towell – British Boxer dies following fight in Glasgow
Very sad news to hear Boxer Mike Towell has died in Scotland doing the thing he loved. RIP
As an ex-boxer and kick boxer myself, I was well aware of the risks of getting in the ring, and also very aware of the nervousness my mum and dad who were watching at the ringside were going through.
But there are 2 sides to everything, when I won, the joy that brought both me and my parents was beyond almost anything ive ever experienced. And also when I lost, the pride I had for my attempt, the respect I was shown from my opponent, and the friendship that came from the competition was a huge human bond that very few people will experience in their lifetimes.
When newspapers or people say they cannot understand why people do boxing (or any other dangerous sport) and put their lives at risk, that is because they simply do not understand. A boxer is not a stupid person at all, they have found a set of life experiences that very very very few others will ever experience, and that has broadened our minds to more areas of human existence. Life is a journey, and Mike had travelled to places others can only dream of through his passion for competition.
Mike’s family will of course be mourning their loss at a time like this, but they will also feel an immense sense of pride and joy for what Mike achieved, and that he died doing his passion.
#MikeTowell #RIP #DontBlameTheSport
Written by Malcolm MX Taylor – An ex-boxer and kickboxer from UK