Subsequent to the life support turn off, Queensland boxer “Braydon Smith” departed this life. After the competition which held during last week for the featherweight division, the boxer who collapsed has died in hospital.
Since the Saturday fight which happened at Rumors International Convention Centre in opposition to featherweight Filipino John Moralde, Smith had been in an induced coma.
Braydon Smith, who is 23 misplaced in an undisputed point’s decision. After complimenting and congratulating his challenger Moralde on his win, Smith returned to his dressing room.
Despite being on the alert and quick to respond, after the 10-round fight, Smith collapsed 90 minutes afterward. He was placed in an induced coma.
It was believed the induced state of unconsciousness would relieve inflammation on his brain, but his life support was put off this afternoon.
Smith died surrounded by family at Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital, family representative James O’Shea said.
Braydon Smith, who is nicknamed as “The Great White” was in his final year of law at the University of Southern Queensland and the son of famous Toowoomba boxing trainer and promoter Brendon Smith.
The past two days had been a great tough time for Smith’s family said, O’shea.
Smith’s thoughts were nothing other than boxing, having a great passion for the sport; he has always said that he really wanted to change the image of this particular sport. Seeing that, boxing is considered as a bad sport, his big goal in life was to show people that it’s not a sport that’s classified into this category (bad sport).
The huge outburst of support from the neighborhood and wider community was witness to Smith’s reputation, he added.
“So many people had a high opinion of him,” he said.
Messages of condolences have dominated on social media (hashtag “prayforbrayd”) describing about Smith as a “true gentleman” of the boxing fraternity.