Musa Yamak dead aged 38: German boxer collapses in ring and suffers heart attack in ninth pro fight
16th May 2022

BOXER Musa Yamak has tragically died at 38 after collapsing in the ring and suffering a heart attack.

The Turkish-born German fighter faced Hamza Wandera in his ninth professional bout.

But Yamak suffered a stoppage loss after two rounds in a local show in Buergerhaus, Garching, near Munich.

The light-heavyweight tried to come out for the third round but collapsed onto the floor and fell unconscious.

Yamak was later pronounced dead in the hospital with his passing being reported as the result of a heart attack.

The Munich-based boxer turned pro in 2017 and most notably won the WBFed International title in 2021.


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According to BILD, after Yamak collapsed in his fight with Hamza Wandera, medics rushed into the ring and the boxing event was cancelled.

His death is the second recorded in the ring this year after Armenian-born Russian boxer Arrest Sahakyan passing in January.

Saakyan spent ten days in a coma before he was pronounced dead at 26.

Last year, Rashed Al-Swaisat passed away aged 19 after collapsing in the ring during the Youth World Championship bout

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Al-Swaisat was immediately taken to hospital where he underwent emergency brain surgery but died ten days later.

In 2020, a year boxing was heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic, no deaths in the ring were recorded.

But there was an unprecedented four in 2019, with Patrick Day, Boris Stanchov, Hugo Alfredo Santillan and Maxim Dadashev sadly all dying.

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