British boxing legend Willie Limond – who faced Amir Khan – fighting for his life after suffering seizure in his car

Scottish boxing hero Willie Limond is fighting for his life in hospital after suffering a seizure.

Limond, 45, was found unresponsive in his car on Saturday morning and was rushed to the University Hospital Monklands in Airdrie.

He remains in a critical condition, with a source telling The Sun: ‘He’s in a really bad way.

‘They think he’s taken ill while in his car, thankfully there was no collision with anyone else.’

Limond has enjoyed an outstanding professional career that has seen him win 42 of his 48 fights.

Willie Limond (pictured) is in a critical condition after suffering a seizure in his car

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Willie Limond (pictured) is in a critical condition after suffering a seizure in his car

Limond lost his last fight in September, but was due to return to the ring next month
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Limond lost his last fight in September, but was due to return to the ring next month

Limond fought Amir Khan back in 2007, losing to the former world champion after eight rounds
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Limond fought Amir Khan back in 2007, losing to the former world champion after eight rounds

Since making his debut in 1999, Limond has won European, Commonwealth and British titles, and faced some of the UK’s biggest names.

Four of his six defeats have come against fighters that won world titles, including Amir Khan, Anthony Crolla, Erik Morales and Ricky Burns.

Burns stopped Limond inside eight rounds last September, but the Scottish veteran insisted he wanted to fight on and he was due to return to the ring next month for a bout against popular Geordie Joe Laws at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow on May 3.

The pair were set to take part in an open workout last Saturday, and it still went ahead despite Limond being taken seriously ill.

Limond posted on Instagram last Thursday encouraging fans to watch him go through his routine ahead of his upcoming fight.

‘Alright troops. Mind we’ve got the public training session on Saturday, 12 o’clock to 2 o’clock at the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow,’ he wrote.

‘I’m not even naming everyone that on the bill as I keep forgetting everybody’s that’s on it.

‘We’re all going to be there. I feel good, see you on Saturday.’

Limond's former opponent Alex Arthur (pictured) has wished his fellow countryman well after he was taken seriously ill
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Limond’s former opponent Alex Arthur (pictured) has wished his fellow countryman well after he was taken seriously ill

Well wishes have poured in from the boxing community for Limond, including from his former opponent and fellow countryman Alex Arthur.

Arthur shared an old newspaper image of himself with Limond alongside the caption: ‘My brother’.

Popular boxing outlet iFL TV also wrote on X: ‘Former British, Commonwealth & European champion Willie Limond is understood to be in a critical condition after suffering a seizure whilst driving.

‘Our thoughts and prayers are with Willie and his family and close friends at this difficult time.’

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