Champion boxer Andy Tham dies in hospital after Cumbernauld motorbike crash

A champion boxer has died in hospital three days after being injured in a motorbike accident.

Andrew Tham, 28, was riding a Kawasaki bike when it was involved in a collision with a Hyundai Tucson car in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, on Thursday evening.

Emergency services attended and Mr Tham was taken to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, but he died on Sunday.

Mr Tham, who was known as Andy, became Scottish featherweight champion last September after beating Jack Turner.

The Cumbernauld sportsman was managed by St Andrew's Sporting Club.

'He will be greatly missed'

In a post on X, the club said: "Andy was a champion in the ring, and a character out of the ring.

"It has been an honour to have him in our stable for the entirety of his professional boxing career and he will be greatly missed by us all.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."

Boxer George Stewart, who beat Mr Tham in a bout last month, said he was "absolutely devastated".

Posting on Facebook, he added: "A true warrior. I have no words to describe this devastating news other than heartbreaking.

"My thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends."

Mr Tham won his featherweight title on the undercard of the Battle of the Legends fight between boxing greats Ricky Burns and Willie Limond at Braehead Arena.

The Renfrewshire venue said staff were "shocked and saddened".

Posting on X, a spokesperson added: "Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time,

"The team have many fond memories of his fight here in 2023."

Robert Smith, general secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control, added: "The British Boxing Board of Control send their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Andrew Tham following his tragic passing.

"Our thoughts are with them at this most difficult of times."

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The crash occurred on the B8039, near to Lenziemill Road, at around 6.50pm.

Sergeant Gemma Blackadder said: "Our thoughts are very much with Andrew's family and friends at what is a very difficult time for them.

"Enquiries into the full circumstances of this crash continue.

"If you believe you have information that will assist our enquiries or if you have any dashcam footage, please contact 101."