Australian boxer Brayd Smith who was admitted in hospital after a serious head injury dies. After falling to Filipino John Vincent Moralde in a pugilism bout in the featherweight division, Smith sustained serious head injuries which eventually ended in demise.
Smith apparently collapsed hours after his 10-round bout not in favor of Moralde at Rumors International in Australia. He was in life support and was reportedly to be found into an induced coma when he was in Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Smith, who is a fourth year Law student, is the son of Brendon Smith who steered the career of former WBO champion Michael Katsidis.
Having rushed to the hospital after feeling unwell in his dressing room, sources say that he had severe head injuries. James O’Shea, who knew Smith, spoke of one of the young boxer’s goals.
“His thoughts were nothing other than boxing and he really wanted to change the image of boxing,” O’Shea said in an interview. Apart from becoming an undefeated championship, main goal of his in life was to show people that boxing is not a bad sport, because this sport has gained a bad rap a lot of times.
“So many people have a high opinion of him,” he said of Smith.