Tyan Booth facing British Boxing Board of Control hearing over Scott Westgarth comments
Last Updated: 28/02/18 12:39pm
British super-middleweight Tyan Booth will have to face a British Boxing Board of Control disciplinary hearing over comments he made after the death of Scott Westgarth.
Booth was suspended by the governing body on Tuesday over posts he made on social media regarding Westgarth and another fighter, Gerald McClellan, who suffered brain damage in the ring.
Westgarth, 31, died in hospital after beating Dec Spelman in a light-heavyweight bout in Doncaster on Saturday.
Booth, who has won 12 and drawn five of his 28 fights, was due to be in action again in a couple of weeks.
He was heavily criticised by Westgarth's brother Adam after a Monday posting on Twitter, which read: "Some people would enjoy it if I got killed in a boxing ring like Scott Westgarth. Man down."
The 34-year-old posted again after reaction to his initial post, claiming he could "end up in a wheelchair like Gerald McClellan" after "spending three months drinking cider" ahead of his upcoming fight, which has now been cancelled.
Booth could now face an extended suspension, a fine, or have his licence withdrawn by the disciplinary panel.