British Boxer Sherif Lawal Collapses and Dies Suddenly During Debut Professional Match at 29 Years Old

by J Pelkey
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Another healthy athlete has dies suddenly and unexpectedly.

British middleweight boxer Sherif Lawal collapsed and died suddenly during his debut professional fight on Sunday.

Sherif was only 29 years old.

The match, the preliminary card, took a tragic turn during the fourth round when Sherif collapsed in the ring.

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Referee Lee Every stopped the fight, realizing the seriousness of Sherif’s condition. His trainer, CJ Hussein, and the doctors from BBBofC sprang into action to assist Lawal. Despite efforts including the use of a defibrillator and transportation to Northwick Park Hospital, Lawal tragically died shortly after his arrival.


“Unfortunately during Sherif’s fight, he collapsed and despite the best efforts of the paramedics, he was later pronounced dead,” a representative from Warren Boxing Management wrote in a statement. “Warren Boxing Management would like to send our condolences to all of Sherif’s family, friends, coaches and all those close to him at this tragic time.”

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