Scottish dies while training Muay Thai

A Scottish boxer has died in Thailand of suspected heatstroke. Jordan Coe, 20, was discovered dead in a heavy tracksuit and is believed to have been attempting to achieve a specific weight for an expert battle.

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The boxer, from Maddiston, Falkirk, was an expert Muay Thai boxer and trained at a gym in Glasgow before moving to Thailand.

Craig Floan, Coe’s mentor at Glasgow Thai Boxing Academy, said he was discovered dead and that it is believed he died from heatstroke.

“He moved to Thailand to chase his dream of becoming a professional after being with me for three and a half years,” he said.

“We’ve set up a fundraiser for him and I’m now trying to help raise enough money to bring him home.”

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Coe prepared at Carnage Muay Thai Gym in Grangemouth in east Stirlingshire, yet moved to Ubon Ratchathani in southeastern Thailand to pursue his Muay Thai boxing career.

He had been scheduled to battle a Cambodian boxer in the Muang district and was expected to come back to Scotland in the summer to battle at the Glasgow Thai Boxing Academy.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We are providing assistance to the family of a British national following his death in Thailand. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/26/scottish-boxer-dies-while-training-in-thailand