A SON of former world champion boxer Jim Watt was believed to have

been involved in a road accident last night in which one person died.

Police could not confirm early this morning if the fatality was the

boxer's son.

No one was available for comment at the Watt's family home in


Two other people, one male and one female, were also injured in the

two-car crash, which happened around 10pm at Kilsyth Road at

Kirkintilloch. They were taken to Glasgow's Stobhill Hospital with what

were believed to be minor injuries.

Jim Watt, who now runs a wedding car hire business from his home,

became world lightweight boxing champion in April 1979 after beating

Colombian Alfredo Pitalua.

A spokeswoman for Strathclyde Fire Brigade said crews had spent more

than an hour clearing debris. She said: ''The persons involved were

released prior to the arrival of the fire brigade and we assisted in

clearing the roadway.''

The road was closed for more than an hour as emergency service

officers worked at the scene.

Police, who were still at the scene early this morning, said they were

attempting to trace witnesses to the accident.