Welterweight Gary Murray is stable in hospital after suffering a stoppage loss to Paddy Gallagher on Friday night for the Celtic title at 147 pounds.
Previously undefeated Murray, 30, was fighting at Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh when the Coatbridge man required medical attention.
MTK Scotland, who oversaw the event, released a statement on ‘The Mint’ this Sunday morning, saying: “Gary was taken to hospital following his 10 round contest on Friday night. The Doctors discovered an injury which required immediate attention.
“Gary remains in hospital with his family. He is in a stable condition and we shall provide further updates when we can.
“We ask that everyone keeps Gary in their thoughts at this time. Our thoughts are with Gary and his family.”
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— MTK Scotland (@MTKScotland) October 8, 2017
Many of Gary’s friends and fellow boxers have been asking all to ‘Pray for Gary’ during what is thought to be a potentially life-altering situation which has ultimately brought about the end of Murray’s boxing career after just 13 bouts.
Murray was stepping up to 10 rounds for the first time in his career following a spate of four and six round victories but is now fighting for a future outside the ring.
WBN would like to offer thoughts to Gary Murray and his family at this time and hope for a fully recovery.