James Murray (boxer)
Murray's bronze statue in Newmains
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
7 December 1969|
|Died||13 October 1995(aged 25)|
|Wins by KO||5|
On 13 October 1995 he fought and was unknowingly victim of a bleed in his brain and in his last fight was skiffed and fell to the floor of the ring and had a seizure, this happened in a fight against Drew Docherty in the BBBofC British bantamweight title fight at the Hospitality Inn in Glasgow. He died of brain injuries two days later, aged 25. Murray compiled a 15-win (5 by knockout), 2-loss, no draws record.
Prior to that, Bradley Stone died of a brain hemorrhage after he lost his fight for the BBBofC British super bantamweight title at the York Hall in London in April 1994. Frank Warren who promoted Murray's last fight established the Murray Stone Fund named after those two boxers to finance the MRI scan for every British fighter.
- John McKie (15 October 1995). "Fresh call for ban on boxing as fighter collapses". The Independent. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- "Fund to finance brain scans for boxers". Toronto Star. 24 October 1995. p. B.8. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- "Warren sets up brain-scan fund". The Independent. 24 October 1995. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- "The final stages for statue in boxer's memory". Herald Scotland. 20 July 1996. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
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