Australian boxer Dwight Ritchie has died elderly 27 after a coaching consultation.
The daddy-of-three have been sparring in Melbourne with Michael Zerafa.
“It’s with nice disappointment and surprise to announce ‘the Preventing Cowboy’ Dwight Ritchie unfortunately passed on to the great beyond doing what he cherished,” stated his promoter Jake Ellis.
Ritchie misplaced two times in his 21-fight profession, maximum lately in opposition to Tim Tszyu after they fought for the IBF Australasian super-welterweight identify in August.
The tragedy follows the loss of life of American boxer Patrick Day ultimate month, 4 days after struggling a mind damage in a combat in opposition to Charles Conwell.
“As Dwight’s promoter and pal it is insufferable to simply accept the tragic information that is simply surfaced,” added Ellis on Fb.
“Dwight will at all times be remembered via the boxing fraternity as some of the brightest skills in Australia who is preventing taste embodied precisely how he lived.”
Ritchie misplaced via a unanimous resolution to Tszyu however used to be because of go back to the hoop subsequent month for a light-middleweight combat in opposition to Tommy Browne.
His loss of life sparked a flood of tributes from native boxers on social media.
“Nowadays we misplaced one in all our personal,” Australian skilled and Olympian Luke Jackson wrote on Twitter.
“I take into accout having my skilled debut on Dwight’s card. Sending my like to his circle of relatives, family members and the entire of boxing Australia.”
Zerafa is making ready for a rematch with Jeff Horn, a former WBO a former WBO welterweight champion