It is the fourth loss of the year in this sport, less than a month after the death of the American Patrick Day
The world of boxing is in mourning after the death of the Australian pgil Dwight ritchie, 27 years old and middleweight, who collapsed lifeless during training. Sydney's diary Daily Telegraph, I noted that Ritchie received a blow to the body while doing 'sparring' for his countryman Michael Zerafa, who was preparing to face Jeff Horn, a former welterweight champion.
According to this newspaper, Ritchie was able to go back to his corner of the ring and then they crumbled. Despite efforts to revive him, the pgil could not survive. Ritchie's promoter, Jake Ellis, confirm the news on the Facebook network. "With great sadness I must announce that 'Fighting Cowboy'(Fighter Vquero) Dwight Ritchie has passed away doing what he loved most, "he said." As a promoter and friend of Dwight it is unbearable to accept this tragic news, "he added.
I beat cancer twice
Ritchie had a balance of 19 wins and two losses as a professional. In his last fight, held in August, he had lost by unanimous decision to the Australian also Tim Tszyu, for the Australian crown of the IBF in the super welter category. The deceased boxer had three children and had twice overcome a cancer, with six months of life and a year later.
On the social network Instagram, Tszyu pointed out that he felt "truly sad with the death of Dwight Ritchie. Only the boxers understand the bond that unites them, especially those with whom the ring is shared. Rest in peace, champion."
Fourth death of the year
Ritchie's death occurred less than a month after the American Patrick Day He died as a result of a brain injury after his defeat by KO against Charles Conwell in Chicago.
The Argentinian Hugo Santilln I lost my life in July after a fight in the city of San Nicols, north of Buenos Aires, just two days after the Russian Maxim Dadashev died due to injuries suffered in a fight in Maryland, United States.
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