Sheffield-trained boxer Scott Westgarth heroically saved SEVEN lives after boxing tragedy

Scott Westgarth with his dad JohnScott Westgarth with his dad John
Scott Westgarth with his dad John
Brave boxer Scott Westgarth saved seven lives through organ donations after he tragically died following a fight in February.

Sheffield-trained Scott collapsed and later died after winning a fight at The Dome in Doncaster in February, aged 31.

Speaking to the Mirror, Scott's heartbroken mum has revealed that the boxer managed to save a staggering seven people through organ donations following his death.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Rebecca, 58, said: “I did not realise but he had put his name down three times on the organ donor list.

“When I went to see him in hospital, I was giving him kisses and I put my hand on his heart and it was so strong.

“I just thought ‘whoever is getting his heart is going to be so lucky’.

“They told me seven people had been saved. He helped people right to the end of his life, that was how he was. He would help anybody.”

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Scott, who trained at Sheffield Boxing Centre, worked as a chef at Sheffield's Royal Victoria Holiday Inn and had just bought a house with his partner Natalie.

The boxer, originally from the North East, didn't take up the sport until the age of 24 before beating Dec Spelman in an English title eliminator.

However, after the bout, concerns were raised for Scott with the boxer looking in clear discomfort and appearing unsteady on his feet.

After falling ill in the changing room, Scott was rushed to hospital but died the next day after reportedly suffering a bleed on the brain.

Rebecca added: "He helped people right to the end.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“He always stuck up for the underdog, he would help anybody. He was so kind, happy, brave...

“Now I want people to remember not just the boxer, but the man that he was.”

Speaking in February, Scott's dad John described his son as 'unique' and 'perfect'.

He said: "Scott was unique. He was perfect, a little cheeky thing. He was never no bother, I never had to worry about him.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

"He could look after himself and I knew he would always be safe.

"I've got four boys and they are all different in different ways but Scott was something special.

"He was different in that whatever he did he was good at or had massive potential to good at if he put his mind to it. He had the potential to be good at whatever it was."

Related topics: