Middleweight Sherif Lawal died after his pro debut fight on Saturday

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Perkin Warbeck, May 13, 2024.

  1. DAalla

    DAalla New Member Full Member

    Apr 4, 2022
    If I was in the crowd I wouldn't want to watch the rest of the card after a man has just died in front of me, seems disrespectful to the man and his family just to move on like nothing happened. Was a serious boxing card, just lower level not that i think it matter - why do you take issue with them stopping the fight?
  2. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    Damn. Rest in peace. You don't play boxing, etc.
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  3. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    R I P Young man sincere condolences to family & friends
  4. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    I don't take issue with anything.

    I've just been watching boxing for decades, and I've never heard of an entire card cancelled because a boxer with zero wins in bout 1 on a show - with any number of scheduled fights - was carried out of the ring on a stretcher.

    They didn't announce to the audience the man was deceased. He got carried out.

    Lots of fighters have died over the years (every year, in fact) on cards and I've never heard of a single show being cancelled ... particularly if it involved someone on the undercard.

    Hell, when someone has been carried out after being beaten to death in a main event, usually the walk-out bouts even go on.

    As I mentioned earlier, Cleveland Denny died on the Leonard-Duran 1 undercard. Not only was the card not cancelled, and fans didn't disperse, literally nobody even remembers it happened.

    Usyk's fighting this week. Nobody mentioned Patrick Day died on one of his undercards, and the show wasn't scrapped.

    Hell, DAZN let you replay the "death fight" on the Usyk undercard for quite a long time afterward.

    I've watched live cards where fighters were beaten to death any number of times, unfortunately, including Deuk Koo Kim, Johnny Owen, Beethavean Scotland, Jimmy Garcia and Patrick Day, to name some ... and fights where people would've died in the past but modern medicine kept them alive - like Prichard Colon, Gerald McClellan, Sergey Artemiev and Magomed Abdusalamov.

    Never heard of an entire card scrapped because an undercard fighter was carried from the ring.

    So I wanted to understand the particlulars of who these people were and what kind of show this was.

    There have been lots of weird cards lately with people who get in the ring in front of thousands and their only experience is they have a TIk Tok account.

    That's all.

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  5. DAalla

    DAalla New Member Full Member

    Apr 4, 2022
    Fair enough fella, I understand your angle now - figure its because they were resuscitating him for a long while before stretchering him out of there? Sad nonetheless, wonder if they refunded people?
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  6. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Absolutely awful and on his pro debut too. RIP