Boxer Sherif Lawal Passes Away Following Pro Debut

Rising middleweight boxer Sherif Lawal passed away at 29, shortly after his defeat to Malam Valera.

Lawal made his pro debut at the Harrow Leisure Centre on May 12. He was sent to the canvas in round four after Valera landed a right hand at the temple. The referee stopped the fight. Sherif’s trainer, CJ Hussein, rushed to his fighter, accompanied by the ringside doctor. The boxer received CPR before getting transported to Northwick Park Hospital.

“Doctors arrived and worked on him in the ring for about 20 minutes, including CPR and the use of a defibrillator. This was in front of a packed house, and everyone was in total shock,” witness at the scene 

Sadly, Lawal did not make it, as his death was announced. It was a massive blow as the boxing world lost a rising talent who was destined for greatness. The news also highlighted the dangers of the sport.

“I think the pro game will suit Sherif down to a tee, he’s got all the talent to become a great middleweight. He’s a real inspiration to all the younger boxers at the gym,” Hussein said

Tributes have poured in far and wide for the boxer.

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