The boxing world has lost another star after undefeated German champion Musa Yamak died of a heart attack. The 38-year-old collapsed in the ring in Munich on Saturday as he took on Ugandan Hamza Wandera, the New York Post reported.
“We lost our compatriot Musa Askan Yamak, a boxer from Alucra, who won the European and Asian championships, at a young age after a heart attack,” said Turkish official Hasan Turan. said on Twitter.
The fight was broadcast live for the public.
The fighter collapsed just before the start of the third round of the match. Yamak had taken a big hit from Wandera in round two, after which he stumbled.
Yamak came to face Wandera again in the third round, but collapsed before he even started, the Job report says later.
Doctors flooded the ring to administer first aid and revive him, TSTIME Sports reported.
He was rushed to a local hospital but pronounced dead by doctors there, the outlet added.
“Paramedics saw rowdy scenes of emotionally charged fans and family members at the scene. To ensure the safety of the paramedics, we sent numerous patrols,” a Munich police spokesperson told BILD.
“We then set up a protective corridor on site so that the paramedics could work safely and conscientiously,” the spokesperson added.
The German boxer was undefeated and had an 8-0 record, with all of his wins being by knockout.
Turkish-born Yamak turned pro in 2017 but rose to popularity after winning the WBFed international title in 2021.
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