Man, 26, dies after taking part in White Collar boxing fight

Dominic Chapman passed away on April 11, just 48 hours after collapsing in the ring during a charity fundraiser

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A man has tragically died after taking part in a White Collar boxing fight.

Dominic Chapman, 26, passed away on April 11, just 48 hours after collapsing in the ring during a charity fundraiser at Tramps nightclub in Worcester.

Mr Chapman was taken to a hospital in Birmingham on Saturday night, but sadly later died.

Tributes have poured in for Mr Chapman, who has been described as a “friendly big giant”.

Dominic Chapman has tragically passed away
Dominic Chapman has tragically passed away
Mr Chapman took part in the charity event at Tramps nightclub
Mr Chapman took part in the charity event at Tramps nightclub

His brother Joseph, 29 said: “We are utterly broken to have lost Domo. He was the kindest, friendliest and most decent human being I knew.

“He lit up the lives of all who were fortunate enough to have met him.

“Domo has already changed three lives through organ donation, even since leaving us. I couldn’t be prouder of him.

“It was my privilege to be able to call him my little brother and my best mate. Rest easy, lad.”

Dominic’s cousin added: “He was a friendly big giant who always had a smile on his face. rest in peace Dominic Chapman.”

Worcester City Council has launched an investigation, through the Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS), into his death.

A WRS spokesperson said: "This tragic incident has been reported to WRS and an investigation will be carried out.

“We can confirm that the charity boxing event was conducted in line with the venue’s licence.”

A spokesman for the organisers of the event, Ultra White Collar Boxing added: “Everyone at Ultra White Collar Boxing was devastated to hear of the tragic death of this young man."