Boxing-Jordanian boxer Al-Swaisat dies from brain injury aged 19

(Reuters) – Teenage Jordanian fighter Rashed Al-Swaisat has actually passed away in healthcare facility more than a week after he sustained a brain injury at the International Boxing Association (AIBA) world youth champions in Poland.

The 19-year-old Al-Swaisat was required to healthcare facility on April 16 where he went through emergency situation brain surgical treatment after he collapsed throughout the 3rd round of his under-81 kg contest with Estonia’s Anton Winogradow.

“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,” AIBA stated in a declaration.

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and team mates, to whom we offer our sincere condolences.”

The Jordanian Olympic Committee (JOC) likewise verified the news and provided acknowledgements to the professional athlete’s household.

“The Jordan Olympic Committee expresses its deep sadness and pain at the death of the national boxing team player, Rashed Al-Swaisat, who passed away yesterday evening, Monday,” the JOC stated in a declaration on social networks.

“The Jordanian Olympic Committee… extends sincere condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.”

(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Modifying by Christian Radnedge)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.