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Michael Zerafa in Agony After The Tragic Death of Dwight Ritchie

Australian middleweight contender Michael Zerafa is in agony in the aftermath of the tragic sparring accident which led to the death of close friend Dwight Ritchie.

As BoxingScene.com previously reported, Ritchie was having a sparring session with Zerafa on Saturday, as both boxers had scheduled fights next month. Zerafa is training for his rematch with former welterweight champion Jeff Horn.

According to sources, Ritchie was hit with a body shot, and he walked back to his corner and collapsed. They were unable to revive him.

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Ritchie, only 27-years-old, leaves behind a wife and three children.

Zerafa's rematch with Horn takes place on December 18 and there is some speculation on whether or not the fight will take place as planned.

"There are simply no words to describe how I am feeling right now," Zerafa stated to Exclusive Insight. "Dwight was one of the most humble people I have ever met.

"We had known each other since we were teenagers, when we were just starting out in the sport. And for the past 10 years, Dwight and I had been supporting each other inside and outside of the ring.

"There had always been a professional and mutual respect between us. (Saturday) was an absolute tragedy, and as tough as it is right now for myself, I can only imagine how difficult the past 24 hours has been for Dwight’s family.

"My heart bleeds for his three children and his beautiful partner. I have spoken to the family and given my deepest condolences. The boxing community has lost a truly great person and I have lost a mate."

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Comment by Richard G on 11-12-2019

[QUOTE=Realdeal123;20183767]Hope that body shot lands on Jeff horns the dirty fighter of all time....HEADBUTT, HEADLOCK, ELBOW..ETC[/QUOTE] Have some respect for the deceased and Zerafa you clown, that's if you are capable of anything other than hate.

Comment by Richard G on 11-12-2019

Suspected heart attack but I guess that there will be a coronial inquiry given the circumstances. Doubt that Horn will agree to a fight delay for which he will cop social media flak but fighting is business and time costs.

Comment by Realdeal123 on 11-11-2019

Hope that body shot lands on Jeff horns the dirty fighter of all time....HEADBUTT, HEADLOCK, ELBOW..ETC

Comment by BLASTER1 on 11-11-2019

RIP Dwight Richie. I did not know you but if you had the balls to lace em up and fight in the squared circle you have my respect.

Comment by Curtis Harper on 11-11-2019

A body shot in sparring ? RIP Dedicate bashing in Horns face again to Dwight.

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