A FUNDRAISING page set up in memory of Connor Law raised more than £16,000 in just four days.

The 26-year-old boxer, from Kelty, passed away suddenly last Monday and tributes from the local community, and the Scottish boxing scene, quickly began to pour in for the undefeated super-middleweight.

Connor, who was a member of Glenrothes Boxing Club, turned professional in 2014 and went on to win all 13 of subsequent bouts, four of which by knockout, and had been planning to return to the ring after a year out.

Following his death, Nicholas Hamilton, along with some of Connor's other close friends, launched a crowdfunding campaign to "give our brother and (the) village's hero the send off he deserves".

After an initial target of £2,000 was quickly surpassed, donations and messages of support continued to flood in and, by Friday, it has raised £16,050.

A post on the page by Nicholas, who thanked those who had donated for their "unbelievable response in such a short time", said: "The impact he had on each and every one of us probably cannot be described, (and) with the permission of the family, I along with his close friends are setting this page to give this hero of ours the send off he deserves.

"Connor gave so much time and dedication to all of us in his own, unique way, (and) it's time we gave something back.

"You will be missed and loved more than you ever know brother! Rest easy champ."

Meanwhile, Connor's devastated manager has described him as a "special kid" who he believed would go on to become a world champion.

Stevie McGuire also coached Connor as an amateur, during which time he became the British junior champion, Scottish Elite champion and a gold medallist at the prestigious Tammer tournament in Finland, as well as going on to box 23 times for Scotland at junior and elite level.

In a moving tribute, he said: "Connor was a special kid and a special boxer. He was part of GBC since he was 15-years-old.

"He achieved great highs as an amateur and we hoped for the same in his pro career – he was still unbeaten as a pro.

"When he turned professional with Tommy Gilmour, we knew he would go far. I told Tommy this was his next world champion.

"When Tommy retired from boxing, I was honoured that Connor chose me to be the man that kept moving his career forward. He was excited to get back in the ring.

"As his trainer from a young boy learning his trade, to his manager as a professional, we had a close relationship and he was part of my family.

“We are heartbroken."

The fundraising page can be accessed by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/connor-law.