In a statement on Facebook, Edinburgh Police Division said it “received a report of a disturbance in Chester Street at around 8pm on Wednesday 17th April. On arrival of emergency services a man was found seriously injured in the street and sadly passed away at the scene. His death is being treated as suspicious and inquiries are continuing.”
Police did not disclose the name of the victim, but The Scotsman reported it was Welsh.
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Welsh was a former British Aba Lightweight boxing champion and soccer casual — slang for a subculture of well-dressed football hooligans. He later turned to charity efforts around Edinburgh aimed at helping young people stay out of trouble, among other charities,