TRIBUTES have been flooding in overnight for Kelty boxer Connor Law, who has passed away at the age of 26.

The undefeated pro fighter, who moved up from the amateur ranks five years ago, was described by his club as " nothing short of a true gentleman both inside and outside of the ring" and "a pleasure to train".

In a statement posted on their Facebook page, Glenrothes Boxing Club said: "It's with the heaviest of hearts Glenrothes Boxing Club mourns the passing of Connor Law.

"Connor was one of the most talented up and coming boxers with a bright future ahead of him.

"He was nothing short of a true gentleman both inside and outside of the ring. He was a pleasure to train and always made time to help others in the gym.

"He was a massive part of the G.B.C family and will be sorely missed.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. Rest easy champ."

Connor enjoyed a stellar amateur career, which included winning a Scottish Elite title in 2013 and boxing for Scotland at several international competitions, one of which resulted in him claiming victory at the prestigious Tammer Tournament in Finland.

He turned professional after missing out on Commonwealth Games selection for Glasgow 2014 and, in 13 fights, he held a 100 per cent winning record, winning four of them by KO.

Boxing Scotland said: "It is with an extremely heavy heart to report of the tragic passing of Glenrothes Boxing Club’s Connor Law.

"Connor was a former Scottish Elite champion and represented Scotland at numerous international competitions including the prestigious Finnish Tammer tournament which he won in 2013.

"Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Connor’s family, friends and all those who worked with Connor at the Glenrothes Boxing Club."

Fellow Kelty boxer Craig Morgan, who grew up on the same street as Connor, posted on Twitter: "Rest easy Connor. You were the big brother I never had. Love you loads".

IBF Light-Welterweight title holder Josh Taylor said: "Gutted to hear the terrible news about a good friend of mine & a great guy. Rest in peace brother."

Scottish Super Bantamweight champion, Joe Ham, commented: "Absolutely gutted. Rip Connor Law. One of the most talented boxers around. Thoughts go out to his family, rest easy mate."

Other boxing clubs from across the country also paid their repsects to Connor, including Edinburgh's Lochend gym, who said: "We are utterly devastated to hear the sad news this evening.

"Connor Law a talented young gent who was respected by everyone inside and outside the ring.

"A pleasure to know."