Date: 17th February 2016 at 4:48pm
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Sad news has filtered through that one of the legends of British boxing, Walter McGowan, has passed away.

McGowan, who passed away at the age of seventy-three won thirty-two of his forty professional fights, retiring from the sport in 1969.

During his career McGowan won the Scottish, British, European and Empire titles before boxing the Italian Salvatore Burrini, at Wembley for the world flyweight title in 1966, a 15 round fight he duly won.

Further titles were to follow at bantamweight when McGowan won the British and Empire belts at bantamweight beating Alan Rudkin, again fighting at Wembley.

In recent times McGowan hadn?t been in the best of health and had been living in a nursing home in Bellshill.

McGowan is one of ten children and is survived by a son, a daughter, a grandson and a grand-daughter.

Boxing has lost another of its legendary fighters and we?d urge you to raise a glass and toast Walter McGowan for all he did for a sport he graced.

RIP ? Walter McGowan