- The cause of death is revealed.
- “My heart is in pieces.”
- He won multiple professional matches before dying tragically.
Famous boxer dies after being in a coma for 10 days. Just a few days into the new year, twenty twenty-two continues to claim lives in the entertainment world. Now, the career of a young boxer has been cut short by his tragic death.
Arrest Sahakyan was only 26 years old and spent ten days in a coma after an encounter that has become his last appearance in the ring. According to the British newspaper The Sun, the young boxer was defeated by knockout last December 26, 2021. But did not die in the ring.
What happened to the young boxer who died after being in a coma for 10 days
According to the British newspaper, the 26-year-old boxer suffered swelling in the brain. This inflammation forced the young man to undergo surgery. After the surgery, as mentioned above, the boxer spent ten more days in a coma.
In addition to professionally dedicating himself to boxing, the young man also practiced mixed martial arts. He was in the super middleweight category and had at least nine professional matchups before his tragic death. He won six of the nine matches.
Relatives of the boxer say goodbye after his tragic death
However, Armenian-Russian boxer Arrest Sahakyan, was not able to overcome the effects of his last fight and died on January 7, 2022. “How… how to continue living… our soul… our joy… my heart is in pieces…”, wrote Svetlana Petrosyan, a relative of the boxer, according to the British newspaper.
Arrest Sahakyan won his first four fights in Thailand, leading to the silver middle title of the WBC Asian Boxing Council after facing boxer Theerawat Yoohanngoh, according to the British newspaper.
This was his last fight
On December 26, 2021, Arrest Sahakyan finally faced another famous boxer, Igor Semernin, in Tolyatti, Russia. Sadly, this match ended in his tragic death. The young boxer died after being knocked out in that fight. “I can’t believe it… it’s like a nightmare…,” added Svetlana Petrosyan.
“We loved you very… very… much. You were the kindest, most cheerful, wonderful and sincere person,” said his relative, according to the aforementioned outlet. Petrosyan confirmed that the 26-year-old would be buried in Yerevan, Armenia. His funeral will take place on January 11.
“Our angel, we will not forget you”
“He was a very bright, kind and understanding person.” “Our angel, we will not forget you.” These were some of the comments that were shared after the unexpected death of Russian-Armenian boxer Arrest Sahakyan. The violent sport of boxing has been facing a number of problems recently.
Boxing will reform the scoring system, the focus of repeated rigging scandals, to regain its spot on the 2028 Olympics program, the newly appointed president of the renamed International Boxing Association (AIB) said, according to The Associated Press. Filed Under: Boxer Arrest Sahakyan Dies
Boxing is in trouble
In addition to boxing, weightlifting and the modern pentathlon were left out of the preliminary list presented last week for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles 2028. The International Olympic Committee asked them to make modifications.
The IOC is concerned about the accusations of widespread match-fixing of Olympic fights and other AIB competitions, as reported by the two-year investigation requested by the entity itself. The IOC organized this year’s Olympic boxing tournament in Tokyo after pushing away the international federation. Filed Under: Boxer Arrest Sahakyan Dies
“We have nothing to hide”
“We have nothing to hide,” AIB President Umar Kremlev said after the findings of the investigation, which found that referees and judges were pressured to manipulate the Olympic fights in Rio 2016, but were uncertain which fights were fixed.
“We need to deal with this and write an action plan leading to our reinstatement at the 2023 IOC assembly (when the 2028 program is decided). We need to continue to improve our administration,” he said according to The Associated Press. Filed Under: Boxer Arrest Sahakyan Dies
“They will be expelled for life”
“We implemented new forms of administration less than 72 hours after the IOC informed us (about being left out of the 2028 program),” he added. On Sunday, the AIB congress voted to change the previous initials (AIBA), give more participation to the member federations and establish an, “independent unit of integrity.”
Kremlev referred to the accused judges and arbitrators. “If their guilt is proven they will be expelled for life and will not be able to attend fights even as spectators,” he said. Boxing debuted on the Olympic program in 1904 and has been a part of every games since the 1920s. Filed Under: Boxer Arrest Sahakyan Dies
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