Man’s tragic death after collapsing in ring at charity boxing match

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A man has died after suffering serious injuries and collapsing during a charity boxing match.

Dominic Chapman, who was in his 20s, collapsed in the ring at an Ultra White Collar Boxing event taking place at Tramps nightclub in Worcester on Saturday night (April 9).

He was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead despite the medics’ best efforts to save him, the Daily Mirror reports.

Dominic's brother Joseph, 29, posted on Facebook: "We are utterly broken to have lost Domo.

"He was the kindest, friendliest and most decent human being I knew. He lit up the lives of all who were fortunate enough to have met him.

"Domo has already changed three lives through organ donation, even since leaving us. I couldn’t be prouder of him.

"It was my privilege to be able to call him my little brother and my best mate. Rest easy, lad."

Ultra White Collar Boxing, which raised funds for Cancer Research UK through the event, said it had been left "devastated" by the tragedy.

A spokesperson said: "Everyone at Ultra White Collar Boxing was devastated to hear of the tragic death of this young man.

"Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends at this very sad time. We will, of course, offer them all the support we can.

"With investigations now underway into the cause of his death it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

Simon Ledsham, fundraising director at Cancer Research UK, added: "We send our sincerest condolences to the family of the man who tragically died in hospital after taking part in an Ultra White Collar Boxing event on Saturday where participants fundraised for Cancer Research UK.

"Our thoughts are with the man's loved ones and friends at this time."

West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Mercia Police officers were both called to the scene following the incident.

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A police spokesperson said: "At around 7.50pm on Saturday (April 9) officers received a report concerned for the welfare of a man at a business premises on Angel Place, Worcester. Officers and West Midlands Ambulance Service attended.

"A man in his 20s was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in a serious condition."

They added there were "no ongoing enquiries" into the death.

An ambulance service spokesperson said: "We were called at 7.46pm to reports of an incident on Angel Place, Worcester.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a Critical Care Car from the Air Ambulance Service and a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended the scene.

"Upon arrival we found a man who had sustained serious injuries. He received treatment from ambulance staff at the scene. He was conveyed to Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further assessment."

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