RIP Dwight Ritchie

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  1. Boxing Prospect

    Boxing Prospect Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Sad to read that Dwight Ritchie has passed away after a sparring incident with Michael Zerafa. Unclear what happened but he passed out during sparring and couldn't be revived
     
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    JordanK2406 Well-Known Member Full Member

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  3. Sandman_

    Sandman_ Lineal champ Full Member

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    Tragic. I saw his last fight against Tim Tszyu & he fought very courageously for 10 rounds despite being badly cut early & hampered throughout.

    He was scheduled to fight on ESPN on 6 December as the main support to Tszyu's next fight. A win would have put him straight back in the mix as a viable opponent for any Junior Middleweight in the world.
     
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  4. Sephiroth Rising 7

    Sephiroth Rising 7 'No tears please!' booted Full Member

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    And some people believe they're not actually fighting during sparring.
     
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  5. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Sad
    Went back to the corner after a body shot
    Dunno weather this will impact zerafa probably like
    Just a shyte situation
    27 years of age no age at all really
    Thoughts with his family
     
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  6. minemax

    minemax Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That's a very sad story... And I would like to know more details. Exactly what kind of bodyshot was that, for example.
     
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  7. dangerousity

    dangerousity Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Probably already had underlying issue with his body which was exasperated with the body shot.

    Not sure how you can die from a body shot unless they literally destroy your internal organs?
     
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  8. From.Russia

    From.Russia Well-Known Member Full Member

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    RIP. Dying so fast from body shot is VERY strange. Usually heart and brain problems cause rapid death. Did he have a huge neurogenic shock?
     
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  9. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 Active Member Full Member

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    Pure misfortune. Perhaps did he take a shot to the ticker which then stopped?
     
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  10. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    This kind of thing is usually hypertrophic cardiomyopahty. Sudden death happens in various sports when people have heart problems.
     
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    POTUS Boxing by the numbers Full Member

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    I'm a bit skeptical. I'm suggesting there was probably heavy head shots earlier in sparring... Maybe it was a freak punch? Children die in baseball from the ball hitting them in the chest happens yearly
     
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    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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  13. IntentionalButt

    IntentionalButt Tyler went away. Tyler's gone. Staff Member

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    I'm perplexed by how a single body shot does in a healthy 27 year old. None of the published articles thus far delve into the how or why of this. If there's a cautionary lesson that his tragic death could serve, it would be nice for everyone to know what exactly that lesson is. (for instance, don't spar or compete if you have xyz underlying condition, etc)
     
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  14. Boxing2019

    Boxing2019 Active Member Full Member

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    Too many deaths in these months. A wake up call for boxing world or what?
     
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  15. ashishwarrior

    ashishwarrior Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    All i can think of is serious liver shot impact or constant kidney and liver
    Body sparring
    But even then to die
    Its very odd
    Unless it was undiscovered hesd trauma?
     
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