Sai Aletaha, 26-year-old amateur kickboxer dies during a fight

Sai Aletaha, 26-year-old amateur kickboxer dies during a fight

Sai Aletaha, an amateur female kickboxer has been reported dead after sustaining fatal injuries during a fight.

The 26-year-old martial artist was said to have rushed to the hospital following a K-1 contest at the Central Hall in Southampton on Saturday night.

She passed away a day after failing to respond to treatment and the Hampshire Police confirmed her death to BBC, adding that they have commenced investigations into her death.

After passing away, Stonehenge CrossFit, where the fitness fanatic trained for over three years, paid tribute on their Facebook page.

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Their post read: "Saeideh Aletaha was just 26 when she died on Sunday.

"She took part in competitions, was friends with all she met, had time for everybody and was a tireless worker when she trained.

"As she lay in the hospital, on Sunday, more than 30 members visited to say goodbye to their friend. Some couldn’t bring themselves to say a final farewell.

"A few couldn’t make it. But it’s testament to her popularity that friends camped out at the hospital for the day while her family was contacted.

"Our Sai will hold a special place in our hearts. We are lucky to have known her."

Stonehenge CrossFit owner Scott Healey added: “She was one of the most-dedicated, smiley members.

To say she will be missed by us all is an understatement. Everyone loved Sai and I hope she knew how much.”

Meanwhile, SunSport reports that the event organisers Fast & Furious Fight Series confirmed she had suffered injuries she would not recover from.

They also posted on their Facebook page read: "Following the show Saturday we regret to announce that following one of our matches, one of the competitors, Sai Aletaha from Lookborai who lost, unfortunately, suffered an injury leaving her in a critical state that she tragically has not recovered from.

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"All competitors get in prepared that they may be injured and this is something not expected to happen 99.9% of the time.

"But, it can and in this we make the environment as safe as possible with pre and post medicals from a Doctor, and full medical cover throughout with Doctor, Paramedic, and Ambulance on-site alongside our experienced team of staff with numerous first aiders, safety is not something ever skimped on in any of our 19 shows and all matches are made equal.

"Thoughts, of course, go out to all family, friends, and teammates, if anyone needs any support please come to us or your coaches.

"Thank you to our team on the night who acted with utmost professionalism and carried their duties out above and beyond to react to the situation, and again we are here for any of you that needs it in this sad time."

Southampton's Exile Gym paid tribute to Saeideh - a product design engineer who also trained in karate - on their Facebook page.

The post read: "Saeideh Aletaha was a lovely character with a beautiful soul. Her dedication to the sport was 110% traveling miles every day just to train.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Eloy Perez, former WBO and NABO super featherweight champion, has been reported dead at the age of 32.

The former Mexican-American fighter last took to the rings in 2012 when he was knocked out in the fourth round by Adrien Broner who eventually claimed the WBO super-featherweight belt.

Shortly after his defeat, Perez tested positive for co'caine which was apparently his last fight as a professional boxer.

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