Boxing legend Willie Limond (45) in critical condition

Renowned boxing figure Willie Limond is currently in a critical condition in the hospital following what appears to be a seizure. He was anticipated to return to the ring soon.

Limond boasts an illustrious career, securing victory in 42 out of his 48 matches. 13 of those matches ended in knockouts. Throughout his journey, he has won prestigious titles, including the EBU European Union super featherweight championship, the Commonwealth lightweight and super lightweight titles, and the British super lightweight title.

Limond’s last match was in September, where he faced defeat against Ricky Burns via technical knockout in the eighth round. Anticipation had been building for his comeback bout against Joe Laws scheduled for early May in Newcastle.

However, Limond was recently found unresponsive in his car. He is suspected to have suffered a seizure. This was mere hours before his training session in Glasgow.

Reports from The Sun indicate that Limond was discovered incapacitated in his vehicle on a residential street on a Saturday morning. Emergency services were called, and Limond was swiftly transported to University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie. He now remains there in a critical state.

Authorities from Police Scotland have initiated an investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding Limond’s sudden illness.

A police spokesperson stated, “Around 8.05am on Saturday, 6 April, 2024, police were called to a report of a 45-year-old man found unresponsive within a car in Heatherbell Road, Coatbridge. The man was taken to Monklands Hospital where medical staff describe his condition as critical. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.”

Limond’s scheduled training session continued, with boxers from the undercard. The 45-year-old has received a ton of tributes.

A spokesperson from MXP West gym in Larkhall expressed: “Not only is Willie a massive part of the gym, he’s also like a brother to myself and my own family. It’s been a devastating few days for his family. Willie is one of our own please everyone I am begging you please keep him in your prayers.”

“I also ask that everyone respects his family’s privacy. His sons have been an absolute credit to him these last few days and I am so proud of how they are handling this. He also has a young daughter and partner, who is his absolute world Keep praying everyone.”

As the boxing world waits anxiously for updates on Limond’s condition, the prevailing sentiment remains one of collective hope and solidarity for the recovery of a beloved figure in the sport.