Australian boxer Dwight ritchie passed away this Saturday (November 9, 2019) in Melbourne at age 27 after receiving a blow during training, while spreading for fellow countryman Michael Zerafa, his promoter announced.
“With great sadness and shock I must announce the death, today, of 'Fighting cowboy' Dwight ritchie, deceased doing what he liked, ”he said in Facebook Australian boxing promoter Jake Ellis.
Ritchie, who boxed in the category of super welters (19 wins, 2 losses), returned to his corner and went to the ground after receiving a blow to the body by Zerafa, 27, according to Sydney's Daily Telegraph. It could not be revived, the newspaper added Australian.
He boxer The deceased had competed for the last time in mid-August and lost to fellow countryman Tim Tszyu by decision of the judges.
"I am very sad about the death of Dwight ritchie”, The latter reacted in his social network account Instagram.
The death of Ritchie arrives three and a half weeks after the death of American Patrick Day, at age 27, due to brain injuries suffered during a bout of super welters before his countryman Charles Conwell, in Chicago.