MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian boxing was once in surprise on Sunday after native fighter Dwight Richie died in a coaching coincidence on the age of 27.
Ritchie’s promoter showed the boxer’s demise in a Fb submit.
“It’s with nice unhappiness and surprise to announce that the preventing cowboy Dwight Ritchie unfortunately kicked the bucket these days doing what he beloved,” Jake Ellis wrote.
“As Dwight’s promoter and good friend it’s insufferable to simply accept the tragic information that’s simply surfaced.”
Probably the most nation’s brightest boxing abilities, Ritchie closing fought Tim Tszyu, the son of former international champion boxer Kostya Tszyu, in August for the IBF Australasian tremendous welterweight identify in Sydney.
He misplaced through unanimous determination however was once to go back to the hoop subsequent month for a light-middleweight struggle in opposition to Tommy Browne.
Sydney’s Day-to-day Telegraph newspaper reported that Aboriginal Australian Ritchie, who had a report of 19 wins and two defeats, collapsed when sparring with every other boxer in Melbourne on Saturday and may no longer be revived.
Ritchie leaves 3 kids in the back of.
His demise sparked a flood of tributes from native boxers on social media.
“Lately we misplaced one in every of our personal,” Australian skilled and Olympian Luke Jackson wrote on Twitter.
“I consider having my skilled debut on Dwight’s card. Sending my like to his circle of relatives, family members and the entire of boxing Australia.”
Reporting through Ian Ransom; Modifying through Daniel Wallis