17/05/2022

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The Sport Effect

Boxing news: Michael Zerafa, Dwight Ritchie death, details

Australian boxing star Michael Zerafa has opened up on the “terrifying” day Dwight Ritchie passed away throughout a program sparring session in Melbourne previous year.

Just 5-and-a-50 percent months out from his Jeff Horn rematch, Zerafa landed a standard punch in the ring with Ritchie that saw his long-time sparring husband or wife retreat, right before collapsing. Paramedics were unable to revive Ritchie, who endured a suspected heart assault.

Talking on the Principal Celebration Boxing Podcast, Zerafa opened up on the day Ritchie, a mate he’d recognized considering the fact that he was “14 or 15-decades-old”, died suitable in front of him.

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