Scottish Muay Thai boxer Jordan Coe found dead in Thailand

It is believed Jordan Coe, 20, was trying to reach a certain weight for a professional fight at the time of his death.

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A JustGiving page says Jordan Coe 'lived for Muay Thai'

A Scottish boxer has died in Thailand of suspected heatstroke.

Jordan Coe, who was 20 years old, was wearing a heavy tracksuit when his body was discovered.

It is believed he was trying to reach a certain weight for a professional fight.

Mr Coe, who was from Maddiston in Falkirk, was a professional Muay Thai boxer and used to train at a gym in Glasgow.

He had been scheduled to fight a Cambodian boxer in the Muang district on Sunday night, and was expected to return to Scotland in the summer.

Craig Floan, his coach at the Glasgow Thai Boxing Academy, said: “He moved to Thailand to chase his dream of becoming a professional after being with me for three-and-a-half years.

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

More than £15,000 has been raised for Mr Coe’s family so far – and the boxer has been described as “the most loveable, likeable, caring, enthusiastic young man you will ever have come across”.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said assistance is being provided to Mr Coe’s family.