Boxing: Dwight Ritchie, the boxer who beat cancer twice, dies sparring


Boxing Colaps during a session with Michael Zerafa

Dwight Ritchie (27) in a session
Dwight Ritchie (27) in a sparring session.

ANDHe has to regret another loss, in this case that of the Australian pgil Dwight Ritchie, 27, who died in Melbourne while conducting a sparring session with fellow countryman Michael Zerafa, the rival of former world champion Jeff Horn.

According to News Corp, Ritchie, nicknamed 'Fighting Cowboy' received a blow to the body, returned to his corner, and when collapses arrived. Despite requesting medical assistance, the pgil could not be revived. At the moment the causes of the death of the Australian, who had a 19-2-0 professional record (2 KOs). His last fight took place in August, against Tim Tszyu, with whom he was defeated by a unanimous decision in a 10-round bout for the IBF Australas title of the superwelterweight.

Jake Ellis, Ritchie promoter, confirmed the news through social networks: "It is a great sadness and surprise to have to announce that Dwight 'Fighting Cowboy' Ritchie has passed away today doing what he loved. As a promoter and friend of Dwight, it is unbearable to have to accept the tragic news that just appeared. Dwight always be remembered for the fraternity of boxing as one of Australia's brightest talents, with a fighting style that evidenced the way he lives. Rest in peace 'Cowboy', we will always miss you. "

Team Ellis Boxing Promotions has created a page on the Go Fund Me platform, with the aim of raise funds to help support Dwight Ritchie's three children financially. During his childhood, there is the circumstance that the deceased He had twice overcome a cancer, six months old and again at 18 months of age.

It's about the fourth loss suffered by this sport in 2019 after the death of Maxim Dadashev (July 23), Hugo Santilln (July 25) and Patrick Day (October 17), all of them affected by brain injuries.

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