Three {weeks|months} {after|later} sharing {a ring {and|along with} a {interview|meeting}|a {interview|meeting} {and|along with} a ring} Dec Spelman was {at |}his {opponent’s|competitor’s} funeral.

Westgarth won the pair’s {contest|competition} at Doncaster Dome in February, {but|however,} the 31-year-old died hours {later|after} after falling {sick|ill} backstage.

But {{since|because} {the tragic|the} {wake|aftermath} of {the|this} {fight|struggle}, 26-year-old Spelman has {grown|risen} to the {family|household} of Westgarth|to the {family|household} of Westgarth, 26-year-old Spelman has {grown|risen} {since|because} {the tragic|the} {wake|aftermath} of {the|this} {fight|struggle}|{since|because} {the tragic|the} {wake|aftermath} of {the|this} {fight|struggle}, 26-year-old Spelman has {grown|risen} to Westgarth’s {family|household}|to Westgarth’s {family|household}, 26-year-old Spelman has {grown|risen} {since|because} {the tragic|the} {wake|aftermath} of {the|this} {fight|struggle}}.

“There {might|could} have been bitterness, but {fortunately|luckily} {they’ve|they have} been understanding. I {truly |}thank them for {this|it},” Spelman told 5 {reside|live} Boxing {using|with} Costello & Bunce, {at|in} a podcast to be {released|published} on Monday.

“{They have|They’ve} been {great|fantastic} with me ever since. Scott’s brother Adam {said|explained} I {believe|think} we {ought to|should} get together and {go through things|go} {that I|I} could {understand|know} Scott as a {individual|person} as {opposed to an opponent|opposed}. {And|Plus} they {could|can} get to know me.

“{I have|I’ve} {obtained|got} his {name|title} in my shorts, his initials in my T-shirt, I {only|just} {wish|want} to {place|put} {his|out his} name out there {large|big}.

“{How|The way} I look at it {beat|conquer} me {and |}so anything I {go|move} {on |}to {do|perform}, he possibly {could|might} have done {as well|also}.”

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{Spelman returned to {boxing after being {encouraged|invited} to {keep on|continue} {fighting|battling} Westgarth’s household|boxing}|After being {encouraged|invited} to {keep on|continue} {fighting|battling} the household of Westgarth, spelman {returned {to boxing|}|returned}|After being {encouraged|invited} to {keep on|continue} {fighting|battling} with the household of Westgarth spelman {returned {to boxing|}|returned}|Spelman {returned {to boxing |}|returned }after being {encouraged|invited} to {keep on|continue} {fighting|battling} the household of Westgarth|After being {encouraged|invited} to {keep on|continue} {fighting|battling} the household of Westgarth spelman {returned {to boxing|}|returned}}.

{When he {takes part|participate} in the Ultimate Boxer {series|show} in {London on 2|London} November westgarth’s brother Adam will {be|probably be} {in|from} the {crowd|audience}|November westgarth’s brother Adam will {be|probably be} {in|from} the {crowd|audience} when he {takes part|participate} in the Ultimate Boxer {series|show} in {London on 2|London}|November westgarth’s brother Adam will {be|probably be} {in|from} the {crowd|audience}, when he {takes part|participate} in the Ultimate Boxer {series|show} in {London on 2|London}}.

“It {will only|is only going to} drive me. If it {doesn’t|does not} spur you {on|}, I {do not|don’t} know what will,” Spelman said.

“{The way|How} Scott went was doing something {he|that he} loved and that I {guess|suppose} my {family|loved ones} would {know|understand} that {if|when} it {was|had} to happen to me”