‘Deep sadness’: 19yo Jordanian who collapsed during fight at Youth World Boxing Championships dies in hospital from brain injury
The 19-year-old was taken to the Provincial Complex Hospital in Czarnow, undergoing surgery on his brain after collapsing in the third round of his under-81kg fight against Estonia’s Anton Winogradow.
The boxer was said to have been "fighting for his life" as doctors struggled to save him before announcing his death more than a week after the shocking incident.
"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," the AIBA said in a statement.
🇯🇴#Jordanese 🥊Boxer, Rashed Al-Swaisat finally pronounced dead, 10 days after collapsing in a bout with Anyone Winogradow in Poland #aibaboxing#coreafriqueboxingpromotion#BoxingNewspic.twitter.com/aAiBXNQUPc— Core Afrique Boxing Promotion (@CAB_Promotion) April 27, 2021
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. pic.twitter.com/UGKVupJT4e— AIBA (@AIBA_Boxing) April 27, 2021
"Our thoughts are with his family, friends and team mates, to whom we offer our sincere condolences."
The Jordanian Olympic Committee (JOC) confirmed the boxer’s death.
"[We express our] deep sadness and pain at the death of the national boxing team player, Rashed Al-Swaisat, who passed away yesterday evening," they said.
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