Rashed Al-Swaisat dead: Boxer dies aged 19 after World Championship fight

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Rashed Al-Swaisat dead: Boxer dies aged 19 after World Championship fight

Youth World Championship boxer Rashed Al-Swaisat has sadly died aged 19 after undergoing brain surgery. The Jordanian collapsed in the third round of his bout with Anton Winogradow in Poland earlier this month.

Al-Swaisat lost the first two rounds of the fight and dropped to the canvas in the third but it is unknown if his injury occurred as a result of the trading of rubber.

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Ten days after undergoing brain surgery the teenager has sadly passed away.

A statement from the AIBA read: “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.”

The Jordan Olympic Committee said: “The committee expresses its deep sadness and deep pain over the death of the national boxing team player for the youth category, Rashid Al-Swaisat, who moved to the mercy of God Almighty on Monday evening as a result of an injury he suffered during his fight on Friday April 16 in the World Youth Championships.”

Dutch Boxing Federation president Boris van der Vorst also said: “Today is a sad day for the entire world boxing community, as we acknowledge the untimely passing of a young man, Rashed Al-Swaisat, who was a member of the Jordanian National Boxing Team.

“My sympathies and prayers are with Rashed’s family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.”

Local police were investigating the incident before the boxer passed away.

Polish police said: “Police officers are planning interrogations, and the prosecutor’s office is also to deal with the case.

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“The collected materials will be sent to the prosecutor’s office in order to possibly take further action.”


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