A Russian boxer tragically lost his life due to injuries sustained during a boxing match at an amateur tournament.
18-year-old Ibrahim Khasanov fought in the semifinal bout of a junior regional tournament in Chelyabinsk before suddenly feeling ill dyuring the awards ceremony. He received medical attention from the stuff that was on hand – but it was clearly not enough and he was soon transported to the hospital for further care.
Khasanov died just 6 days later.
Chelyabinsk Boxing Federation released a statement explaining the circumstances of his passing:
“During the fight, a knockdown was recorded without a fall, and the referee resumed the fight. During the awards ceremony, the athlete became ill. Doctors provided first aid on the spot, then he was hospitalized. However, despite professional medical care, it was not possible to save Ibrahim.”
Chelyabinsk Boxing Federation is currently investigating various parties involved in the tournament.
Local sports minister also released a statement on the matter:
“The death of a young athlete is a great loss for his family, friends, and the entire boxing community,” Hryb said. “I express my condolences to the family and friends of Ibrahim Khasanov. The Ministry will provide all the necessary support to the athlete’s family.”
Khasanov’s death comes on the wings of Simiso Buthelezi’s death that occurred due to a brain bleed that was believed to have been a preexisting condition coming into the match.