Featherweight Champion Andrew Tham Tragically Dies at 28 After Motorcycle Crash

Featherweight Champion Andrew Tham Tragically Dies at 28 After Motorcycle Crash
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The box­ing com­mu­ni­ty is in mourn­ing fol­low­ing the trag­ic death of Scot­tish feath­er­weight cham­pi­on Andrew Tham, who passed away at the age of 28 after a motor­cy­cle accident.

Tham, who was 6–2 in his pro­fes­sion­al box­ing career, was involved in a col­li­sion with a Hyundai vehi­cle while rid­ing his Kawasa­ki motor­cy­cle in Cum­ber­nauld, Scot­land. He was imme­di­ate­ly trans­port­ed to Queen Eliz­a­beth Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tal in Glas­gow but suc­cumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

The 28-year-old had recent­ly won the Scot­tish feath­er­weight cham­pi­onship, defeat­ing Jack Turn­er last Sep­tem­ber. Tham was described as a “cham­pi­on in the ring, and a char­ac­ter out of the ring” by the St. Andrews Sport­ing Club, the man­age­ment com­pa­ny that han­dled his career.

“It has been an hon­or to have him in our sta­ble for the entire­ty of his pro­fes­sion­al box­ing career and he will be great­ly missed by us all,” the club said in a state­ment, express­ing their con­do­lences to Tham’s fam­i­ly and friends.

The British Box­ing Board of Con­trol also released a state­ment, send­ing “sin­cere sym­pa­thies to the fam­i­ly and friends of Andrew Tham, fol­low­ing his trag­ic passing.”

Tham’s for­mer oppo­nent, George Stew­art, who lost a non-title fight to him last month, called the news “heart-break­ing” and said it was an “absolute hon­or and a plea­sure to share the ring with him.”

This trag­ic loss has sent shock­waves through the box­ing com­mu­ni­ty, as they mourn the pass­ing of a ris­ing star tak­en too soon. Tham’s fam­i­ly and friends are in the thoughts of all who were touched by his tal­ent and char­ac­ter both inside and out­side the ring.

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