British Boxer Sherif Lawal Dead at 29 After Collapsing During Pro Boxing Debut

British Boxer Sherif Lawal Dead at 29 After Collapsing During Pro Boxing Debut


British middleweight boxer Sherif Lawal collapsed in the ring during his first professional fight on Sunday. Lawal was later pronounced dead.

He was only 29 years old.

The British Boxing Board of Control issued a statement Monday announcing the fighter’s death.

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“Sherif Lawal was knocked down by a blow to the head from Malam Varela in the fourth round of a scheduled six-round middleweight fight on Sunday at Harrow Leisure Centre.,” the Associated Press said. “The referee waved it off to allow paramedics to attend to Lawal. He was taken to hospital but died.”

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Warren Boxing management also posted a statement marking the young fighter’s passing.

“Last night, Sherif Lawal was making his

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