Welterweight Gary Murray has been announced to be ‘recovering well’ after suffering a stoppage loss to Paddy Gallagher earlier this month for the Celtic title at 147 pounds.
Previously undefeated Murray, 30, was fighting at Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh when the Coatbridge man required urgent medical attention.
MTK Scotland, who oversaw the event, released a statement on ‘The Mint’ in the hours after, 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.”
Many of Gary’s friends and fellow boxers then asked all to ‘Pray for Gary’ during what was worrying times for the talented fighter.
Murray was stepping up to 10 rounds for the first time in his career following a spate of four and six round victories, although at the very least it seems his career in the ring is now over.
In an update on Thursday, MTK stated: “We spoke with Gary yesterday and he is very grateful for all the well wishes received from everyone in the boxing community and beyond.
“Gary is recovering well thanks to the fantastic work of the medical team around him.”