Teen Dies After Fight Following Walsall Boxing Match
16 October 2017, 07:15
A 19 year-old man who was stabbed after a fight at a boxing match in the Black Country has died.
The teenager had been in hospital since being reportedly stabbed in the neck outside Walsall Town Hall on Saturday night.
People in the venue described how a "skirmish" was sparked off inside, where people had gathered for the headline IBF Youth Lightweight Title fight.
However, serious violence spilled over outside, shortly before midnight.
Walsall disorder update – the injured teen has sadly passed away. This is now a murder enquiry. Our thought are with family and friends.— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) 15 October 2017
Event promoter, Black Country Boxing (BCB), cancelled another event which had been scheduled to take place at the town hall on Sunday due to what it called the "serious incident".
In a statement, the company said: "Our thoughts are with the victims and we will be liaising fully with the police and the venue.
"At this stage we are unable to comment further."
Police want anyone who was there that night to get in touch.