Tributes flood in for Fife’s “true gentleman” boxing champ Connor

 

 

Tributes are continuing to flood in for Fife boxer Connor Law, who has tragically died at the age of 26.

His manager Stevie McGuire issued a statement on behalf of himself and Glenrothes Boxing Club about Connor, from Kelty, described as a “true gentleman both inside and outside of the ring”.

Stevie said, “We are devastated by the death of Connor Law.

“Connor was a special kid and a special boxer. He was part of GBC since he was 15 years old.

“He achieved great highs as an amateur – British Junior Champion, Scottish Elite Champion, Tammer elite gold medallist. Of 87 amateur contests he lost just eight . He boxed for Scotland 23 times at Junior and Elite level.

“As a professional we hoped for the same highs – he was still unbeaten in 13 contests.

“When he turned pro with Tommy Gilmour we knew he would go far. I told Tommy this was his next World Champion.

“When Tommy retired from boxing I was honoured that Connor chose me to be the man that kept moving his career forward. He was excited to get back in the ring.

“As his trainer from a young boy learning his trade to his manager as a professional we had a close relationship and he was part of my family. We are heartbroken.”

The club earlier posted a statement saying, “Connor was one of the most talented up and coming boxers with a bright future ahead of him.

“He was nothing short of a true gentleman both inside and outside of the ring.”

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