West Bromwich Albion have paid tribute to a fan who died following a charity boxing match in Worcester.

Dominic Chapman died after fighting in an Ultra White Collar Boxing event at Tramps nightclub on Saturday, April 9.

Paramedics battled to save the 26-year-old after he collapsed in the ring but he later died in hospital.

Dominic was a passionate Baggies fan and the club announced yesterday (April 22) that it would be paying tribute during today’s match against Coventry City at the Hawthorns.

In the 26th minute of the game, fans of both sides applauded in unison in Dominic’s memory with the club’s official Twitter account saying he would be “forever a Baggie”.

The club is also today paying tribute to commentator Nigel Pearson, another Albion fan who died at the age of 52 on Friday. 

Dominic, from Droitwich, was raising money for Cancer Research UK by taking part in the boxing match earlier this month and had set up a JustGiving page with a £400 target.

Dominic Chapman's Cancer Research fundraiser reaches £1,600

But family and friends have continued to donate to the page in his memory and at the time of writing, he had raised £1,606 to help others.

Those leaving donations have also been taking the chance to leave tributes to Dominic, with one saying: “Heart-felt condolences to Dominic’s family at this very sad time. Rest in peace Dominic and God bless you and your family.”

One donation was accompanied by the message: “We love you Domo and we’ll miss you forever. Rest easy, darling.”

Dominic’s brother Joseph said he had also changed the lives of three others through organ donation, adding: “I couldn’t be prouder of him.”

A spokesperson for Ultra White Collar Boxing said: “Everyone at Ultra White Collar Boxing was devastated to hear of the tragic death of this young man.

“Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends at this very sad time. We will, of course, offer them all the support we can.”

Police have said they are not investigating the death at the Angel Place nightclub, but Worcester City Council has confirmed Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) will be holding an investigation.