Braydon Smith dies after 10-round bout leaves him in a coma

Braydon Smith dies after 10-round bout leaves him in a coma

Braydon Smith has died in a Brisbane hospital, family spokesman James O’Shea has confirmed on Monday afternoon.

The son of prominent Toowoomba boxing trainer and promoter Brendon Smith, he was airlifted to Brisbane on Sunday after collapsing about 90 minutes following his title fight with Filipino John Vincent Moralde.

Family spokesman James O’Shea said Smith had been in an induced coma to try to relieve swelling on his brain, but died early this afternoon surrounded by family.

“He was a champion human being who touched so many lives and did everything he could for so many people,’’ Mr O’Shea said.

As well as being a talented boxer – who had been undefeated in 12 professional bouts before the ill-fated fight with Moralde at the Rumours International convention centre in Toowoomba – Smith was in his last year of a law degree at the University of Southern Queensland.

He is survived by his father, mother Kerri and brothers Tanner and Noah.

  • W Lee

    Tragic death and you don’t really see a mark on him. Goes to show that all pro fighters “and maybe non pro as well” should always be thoroughly checked by a physician for a concussion or other post related sports injuries after a fight.