MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian boxing used to be 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 publish.
“It’s with nice disappointment and surprise to announce that the preventing cowboy Dwight Ritchie unfortunately passed on to the great beyond lately doing what he cherished,” Jake Ellis wrote.
“As Dwight’s promoter and buddy it’s insufferable to just accept the tragic information that’s simply surfaced.”
Some of the nation’s brightest boxing abilities, Ritchie ultimate fought Tim Tszyu, the son of former global champion boxer Kostya Tszyu, in August for the IBF Australasian tremendous welterweight identify in Sydney.
He misplaced via unanimous determination however used to be to go back to the hoop subsequent month for a light-middleweight battle towards Tommy Browne.
Sydney’s Day by day Telegraph newspaper reported that Aboriginal Australian Ritchie, who had a document 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 certainly one of 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.”
Reporting via Ian Ransom; Enhancing via Daniel Wallis