Former world boxing champion Walter McGowan has died, aged 73.
The Hamilton fighter won Scottish, British, European and Empire titles before defeating Italy's Salvatore Burruni at Wembley over 15 rounds to land the world flyweight title in 1966.
In McGowan's next fight, he won the British and Empire title at bantamweight when he defeated Alan Rudkin, again at Wembley.
Walter McGowan dead: Former flyweight world champion dies aged 73
The Scottish fighter won 32 of his 40 professional fights
Walter McGowan, the former flyweight world-boxing champion and the first Scottish world-boxing champion in the Queen’s Birthday list, has died aged 73.
Boxing: Sport mourns Walter McGowan - a Scottish legend
Martin Hannan - thenational.scot
ONE of Scotland’s greatest boxers, former world flyweight champion Walter McGowan, has died at the age of 73.
Scots former world champion boxer Walter McGowan dies aged 73
Gerry Braiden - heraldscotland.com
BOXING promoter Alex Morrison has led tributes to former world champion Walter McGowan following his death, aged 73.
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