Australian boxer Dwight Ritchie dies in freak sparring accident

Australian boxer Dwight Ritchie died Saturday following a freak training accident.

The father of three collapsed after a devastating body shot during a sparring session with light-middleweight star Michael Zerafa.

The rising super welterweight. Ritchie, 27, was in Melbourne preparing for a bout with Tommy Browne on Dec. 6.

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“Dwight will always be remembered by the boxing fraternity as one of the brightest talents in Australia who’s fighting style embodied exactly how he lived,” said his promoter, Jake Ellis,

“The Fighting Cowboy” had a professional boxing record of 19-2.

He grew up in Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, and , first when he was six months old and then at 18 months.

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