The world of boxing was in shock after the painful death of Rashed Al-Swaisat. An athlete of only 18 years old who died this Monday as a result of a brain injury resulting from the blows he received in a fight. On April 16, after falling unconscious in the third period, he had to be rushed for treatment.
Likewise, during several minutes of assistance in the combat, the doctors confirmed that he was not in a position to continue, so his rival was given the victory. It must be clarified that the young man was contesting the youth world championship of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) which takes place in Poland.
After knowing the sad news, the Justice opened a file to determine if the death was caused by the blows received or if the boxer already had a previous brain injury that was not detected in time. Whatever the ruling, it’s a huge loss for amateur boxing.
AIBA expressed its pain
The organization issued a statement lamenting the misfortune: “It is with deep sadness that we have learned of the death of Rashed Al-Swaisat of Jordan. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates, to whom we offer our condolences, “said the AIBA.
As for the competition, so far India and Russia They top the World Cup medal table with 11 medals. It is followed by Uzbekistan with 10. Likewise, it is what matters the least now, and if the new security measures that can be adopted in boxing would be of great importance.
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