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27 year-old Australian boxer dies in freak accident
Australian boxer Dwight Ritchie has died aged 27 after a freak accident during a sparring session.

'The Fighting Cowboy' was helping light middleweight star Michael Zerafa prepare for his rematch with Australian legend Jeff Horn.

But during a regulation sparring session with Zerafa, Ritchie took a body punch before he walked back to his corner and collapsed, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The dad of three daughters could not be revived.

"It is with great sadness and shock to announce that 'the fighting cowboy' Dwight Ritchie sadly passed away today doing what he loved," promoter and friend Jake Ellis wrote on Facebook on Saturday.

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