Date: 14th October 2016 at 4:54pm
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Today was a sad day not only for boxing but for all those who have lost a loved one.

The funeral of the Dundee boxer, Mike Towell, took place.

Towell, just 25-years-of-age, died on 30th September after being knocked down twice in a fight, in Glasgow, the previous evening.

The service at Dundee?s St Andrew?s Cathedral was attended by hundreds of people wanting to pay their respects.

The coffin arrived bedecked with a floral crucifix on top of it and mourners wore t-shirts with ?Iron Mike Towell? on the back.

A family statement relating to the funeral read,

‘We will always mourn losing him, but we hope everyone takes time to remember the enjoyment and smiles he brought into their lives.

‘As a sign of this, we would ask that no-one wears either black or red to the funeral, Mike didn’t like the colour red.

‘Also, we would request that there be no floral tributes, instead there will be a donation at the cathedral that will benefit charities close to the hearts of Mike and the family.’


The boxer will be laid to rest in Dundee?s Birkhill Cemetery.

RIP ? Mike Towell