Teenage boxer dies ten days after collapsing during World Championship fight
Teenage boxer Rashed Al-Swaisat has passed away 10 days after collapsing in the ring during a Youth World Championship bout.
Al-Swaisat was rushed to hospital following his clash with Anton Winogradow in Poland earlier this month, where he underwent emergency surgery on the brain.
However, it has been confirmed that the surgery was not successful, with the Jordanian tragically passing away just over a week later.
Reports suggest he collapsed during the third round of the contest having come off second best in the opening two.
It is unknown whether the problem was pre-existing heading into the bout or a result of the blows he took during it.
The AIBA have released a statement saying: “It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Rashed Al-Swaisat of Jordan, who had been admitted to hospital on April 16 further to his fight during the AIBA YWCHs.
“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates, to whom we offer our sincere condolences.”
The Jordan Olympic Committee has also said: “The Committe expresses its deep sadness and deep pain over the death of the national boxing team player for the youth category, Rashid Al-Swaisat, who moved to the mercy of God Almighty on Monday evening as a result of an injury he suffered during his fight on Friday April 16 in the World Youth Championships.”
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While Dutch Boxing Federation president Boris van der Vorst said: “Today is a sad day for the entire world boxing community, as we acknowledge the untimely passing of a young man, Rashed Al-Swaisat, who was a member of the Jordanian National Boxing Team.
“My sympathies and prayers are with Rashed’s family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.”
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