Amateur boxer slumps and die in the ring

Amateur boxer slumps and die in the ring

A 17-year-old amateur boxer has died after collapsing in the ring.

Ed Bilbey from Ripley, Derbyshire, was treated by paramedics at the leisure centre where he was fighting but was pronounced dead on arrival to hospital.

Heart-breaking tributes have poured out to the aspiring boxer on social media.

The youngster was fighting in the East Midlands Youth Challenge Belt at Post Mill Centre in South Normanton and was believed to be fighting against an opponent named as Tyler Rivers.

The center’s website stated that an ‘amateur open boxing show’ was being held at the venue between 7pm and 11pm that night, organised by the South Normanton School of Boxing.

Ed is believed to have been part of Somercotes Elite Boxing Academy.

Police are appealing for footage of the fight.

They were called to the boxing tournament at 10.17 last night when the youth collapsed.

He died shortly after at Kingsmill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Friends have described him as a ‘mighty fine young man’ and a talented amateur boxer