In a tragic incident, Musa Yamak, an undefeated boxer, died after suffering a suspected heart attack during a match in Munich on May 14. (More Sports News)
According to reports, Musa Yamak collapsed in the ring just before the start of the third round during his bought against Ugandan Hamza Wandera.
Reports further claimed that Musa Yamak had taken heavy blows from Hamza Wandera in the previous round.
The 38-year-old Turkish-born German was undefeated and had an 8-0 record, including eight KOs.
Video footage shows Yamak dropping to the floor before the start of the third round. Trainers and other medical personnel rushed into the ring but could not revive the 175-pound fighter.
Devastating Moment Champion Boxer Collapses and Dies from Heart Attack (Warning: Distressing Video)— 🍊Nikos 🇨🇾🇬🇷🇬🇧 (@CyprusNik) May 17, 2022
Undefeated Turkish-German boxer Musa Yamak collapsed as he tried to come out for the 3rd round of his 9th professional bout near Munich, Germany. pic.twitter.com/RSzeDO6s9J
🔴 MUORE SUL RING IL PUGILE TEDESCO MUSA YAMAK— monos🔥 (@momasaniello) May 17, 2022
🔥 È DECEDUTO DURANTE IL NONO INCONTRO PRO A CAUSA DI UN IMPROVVISO INFARTO
💥 AUMENTA ANCORA IL NUMERO DELLE VITTIME FRA GLI #SPORTIVI PROFESSIONISTI SOTTOPOSTISI A VACCINAZIONE pic.twitter.com/qBaFPGBxFn
He was taken to hospital but pronounced dead, the New York Post reported.
Hasan Turan, a member of the Turkish National Assembly, offered condolences.
“We lost our compatriot Musa Askan Yamak, a boxer from Alucra, who won European and Asian championships, at a young age after a heart attack,” he wrote on Twitter.
Avrupa ve Asya şampiyonlukları olan Alucralı boksör hemşehrimiz Musa Askan Yamak'ı bir kalp krizi sonrasında genç yaşında kaybettik.— Hasan Turan 🇹🇷🇵🇸 (@hasanturantr) May 15, 2022
Daha önce müsabaka için Ankara’ya geldiğinde TBMM’de görüştüğümüz merhuma Allah’tan rahmet, kederli ailesine ve sevenlerine başsağlığı diliyorum. pic.twitter.com/KXhiMeBoA2
“I wish God’s mercy on the deceased, whom we met at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey when he came to Ankara for the competition, and my condolences to his sad family and fans.”
Reports also claimed that he became the Asia-Europe Light Heavyweight champion while holding the WBF and GBU belts. He turned pro in 2017.
In January, Armenian-born Russian boxer Arrest Sahakyan died following a head injury sustained during a fight in late December. The 26-year-old was in a coma for ten days after which he was pronounced dead.
In September last year, a female Mexican boxer died five days after being injured in a Montreal ring.