Jordanian boxer Rashed Al-Swaisat dies after injury

Jordanian boxer Rashed Al-Swaisat dies after injury


An 18-year-old boxer from Jordan has died after being seriously injured in a bout at the world youth championships, the International Boxing Association said Tuesday.
Rashed Al-Swaisat was treated in the ring and then hospitalized after being knocked out in his preliminary-round light-heavyweight fight against Estonian boxer Anton Vinogradov on April 16 in Kielce, Poland.
“It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Rashed Al-Swaisat of Jordan, who had been admitted to hospital on April 16 further to his fight during the AIBA Youth World Championships,” AIBA said. “Rashed is in our hearts and in our prayers. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates, to whom we offer our sincere condolences.”
AIBA did not immediately provide more information about the time or circumstances of Al-Swaisat’s death. Polish broadcaster Radio Zet Sport reported that he died Monday at a hospital in Kielce.


And Other Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel says his side will have to "fight for every centimetre" when they host Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final second leg next week.

The Blues secured a potentially important away goal as they drew 1-1 in Madrid in the first leg.

But Tuchel knows there is plenty more work to do if they are to reach a first final since winning in 2012.

"Even if we had won here, everything is possible," he said.

"It's half-time and we'll have to fight for every centimetre and every advantage that we want to have and we need to fight and deserve it."

Christian Pulisic had put Chelsea ahead on Tuesday before Karim Benzema equalised in a thrilling first half.

The second period failed to live up to the excitement of the first, and Tuchel felt his side should have made more of their superiority in the early stages of the game.

"I have a feeling we should have won the first half and that we deserved to win the first half," he added.

"We could have perhaps decided this game in the first half an hour when we were playing so strong."

Timo Werner failed to take a glorious chance to score before Pulisic's opener as his shot from four yards out was saved.

Werner, who has 11 goals in all competitions for Chelsea this season, scored the winner against West Ham in the Premier League at the weekend but also missed a big chance in that game.

"He missed a big one at West Ham and he missed a big one here but it is nothing to cry about," Tuchel said.

"This is the best thing about sport, nobody cares tomorrow. He is maybe angry."

Real Madrid are 13-time winners of the Champions League but boss Zinedine Zidane accepts his side will have to work hard if they are to keep alive their chances of a 14th title.

The Spanish giants travel to Stamford Bridge for the second leg on Wednesday, 5 May (20:00 BST).

"We're alive and we're going to the second leg with the idea of winning," said Zidane. "In general, we're happy.

"We know they're good in the opposition half, that they're a competitive side and they don't concede many. They're in the semis for a reason."
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