THE brother of a 26-year-old man who died after boxing at an event at a Worcester nightclub has said they are "utterly broken" at his loss.

Dominic Chapman died after fighting in the Ultra White Collar Boxing event held at Tramps nightclub on Saturday night, (April 9).

Paramedics battled to save Dominic, who attended Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College, after he suffered "serious injuries" after collapsing in the ring. He later died in hospital.

His brother Joseph shared an emotional tribute on his Facebook page which 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."

Worcester News: TRIBUTE: Joseph, left, Dominic, centre and Niamh, rightTRIBUTE: Joseph, left, Dominic, centre and Niamh, right

Joseph, 29, also shared a picture of himself and Dominic, who also attended Worcester Sixth Form College and the University of Worcester, with sister Niamh, 22. 

Police have said they are not investigating the death at the Angel Place nightclub, but Worcester City Council has confirmed Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) will be holding an investigation. 

A spokesperson from the authority 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.”

Organisers Ultra White Collar Boxing and charity Cancer Research UK, which benefitted from the boxer's fund-raising, have both offered their condolences to Dominic's family.

A spokesperson for Ultra White Collar Boxing said: “Everyone at Ultra White Collar Boxing was devastated to hear of the tragic death of this young man.

“Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends at this very sad time. We will, of course, offer them all the support we can.

“With investigations now underway into the cause of his death it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”

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Simon Ledsham, fund-raising director at Cancer Research UK, said: “We send our sincerest condolences to the family of the man who tragically died in hospital after taking part in an Ultra White Collar Boxing event where participants fundraised for Cancer Research UK. 

"Our thoughts are with the man’s loved ones and friends at this time.”

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Dean Hill, director of Tramps nightclub, said: "On behalf of us all at Tramps our deepest condolences go to his parents, family and friends at this very sad time.

"Our thoughts are with his family."


Tributes to Domo after death at boxing event

Among the tributes left on the Worcester News Facebook site Emily Davis wrote: "The most lovely, kindhearted man you could ever dream to meet.

"Loved dearly by all who knew him, may he rest in peace."

Sinead O'Neill said: "He was such a lovely guy, ill always remember him for his politeness and kindness. He will be remembered by all that had the pleasure to meet him."

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "Around 7.50pm officers received a report concerned for the welfare of a man.

"Officers and West Midlands Ambulance Service attended. A man in his 20s was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in a serious condition."

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 7.46pm.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a Critical Care Car from the Air Ambulance Service and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

"Upon arrival, we found a man who had sustained serious injuries. He received treatment from ambulance staff at the scene. He was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment.”

Tributes were also left on a Justgiving fundraising page Mr Chapman had shared before the event, which showed he had raised £677 raised of a £400 target.