16th April 2024



The British boxing world mourns the death of Willie Limond, our former two-weight Commonwealth Champion.

Willie’s, from Glasgow, had a professional career which spanned nearly a quarter of a century from 1999 to 2023 and was in training for a further contest when he suddenly was taken ill.

After being taken off life support he died at the age of 45 on 15th April.

As well as his Commonwealth Championship successes he won the EBU European Union Title, the BBB of C Celtic Title, a WBU Championship and the British Title. Despite this considerable success he will also be remembered for his unsuccessful but spirited Commonwealth Lightweight Championship defence against unbeaten rising star, Amir Khan,  in 2007 losing by retirement in 8 rounds but only after handing Khan his first knockdown as a pro.

To his family and friends and on behalf of all of us at the Commonwealth Boxing Council we extend our most sincere sympathies in this time of sadness, and we hope that they may draw some comfort from the esteem in which he was held throughout the boxing world.


Hon Secretary

Commonwealth Boxing Council

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