A 19-year-old man who died after his throat was reportedly slashed in a boxing match riot has been named on social media.
Tragic Reagan Asbury was attacked outside a town hall after dozens of fans brawled. He was rushed to hospital with critical injuries but died later in hospital.
Other victims also suffered knife wounds. Paramedics begged fans to use tablecloths and clothing as tourniquets to treat the injured.
Violence erupted partway through the title fight bill-topper between Luke Paddock and Myron Mills at Walsall Town Hall, West Mids., on Saturday (14/10) night.
Shocking footage taken inside the venue showed raging fans hurling chairs and glasses at each other just yards from the ring.
Tributes poured into Reagan on social media yesterday.
Kaylee Asbury said: “My truly handsome cousin had so much to offer and it has all been taken away at such a young age.
“What is this world coming to, can’t event have a fun night out anymore.”
Jim Joseph said: “Rest in peace Reagan Asbury we’ve had some quality memories over the years.
“I can’t believe you’re gone. Thoughts are with your family brother. Lots of love, sleep tight.”
Brad Rolston said: “RIP to a brother and always a brother.
“Reagan Asbury so much memories. Since we was little he has always had my back.”
Police have widened the cordon around the Town Hall as officers search for weapons.
Detective Inspector Ian Wilkins, of West Midlands Police, said: “We have widened our cordon following an initial examination to search for potentially discarded weapons and any other evidence which can lead us to those involved.
“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or anyone who may have captured it on their mobile phones.”
A second stabbing victim was thought to be recovering at home.