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Rashed Al-Swaisat dead at 19: Boxer passes away 10 days after undergoing brain surgery following fight

TEENAGE boxer Rashed Al-Swaisat has passed away aged 19.

The Jordanian collapsed in the ring during his Youth World Championship bout with Anton Winogradow in Poland earlier this month.

Al-Swaisat was immediately taken to hospital where he underwent emergency brain surgery.

But he has now tragically passed away 10 days later.

Reports claim Al-Swaisat had lost the first two rounds of his fight with Winogradow.

He collapsed during the third, and it’s unknown if the injury occurred as a result of the fight or was pre-existing.

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Tributes poured in following the news, with the AIBA releasing a statement.

It 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.”

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