Legendary Boxer’s Tragic Demise: A Profound Loss for The Boxing World

Published 07/16/2023, 8:18 AM EDT

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The boxing community was hit with the tragic news of the death of a legendary boxer, Dur Mohammad Baloch, last Sunday. An international competing boxer and former national champion, Mohammad was a highly respected individual in the boxing community.

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The boxer was highly regarded in the boxing circles and is famous for his gold medal at the 2006 Colombo South Asian Games. He hung his gloves after an illustrious career that spanned well over a decade. Mohammad in his tenure won medals at both the domestic and international level. Known for his determination, skill, and passion for the sport, remarkable achievements marked the late boxer’s journey. They say that in his prime, he could take on even the top-most army generals in the country, such was his skill and strength.

Boxing world in mourning

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Former player for the Pakistan Navy and Karachi Port Trust, Baloch, was a resident of Lyari and connected to the Merchant Navy; he passed away from a heart attack on a ship in an African port. He was serving in the Marine Security Service and had a few other notable boxing personalities onboard with him: Nisar Sona, Abdul Razzaq and Shahid.

The family was devastated after hearing the news and enquired on how to bring the body back for the funeral but the entire ordeal would prove to be difficult to execute. He passed away 200 miles away from land and they held his funeral on the ship itself. His family informed that he had been in a coma since the past few days and his death has shocked them. We learn that the family was in the midst of a wedding upon hearing the news.

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Dur Mohammad has left behind three children and a wife. His elder son Muneeb-ur-Rehman is just 11 years old. And then comes his daughter Umayya and a two-year-old son. At his native Lyari, Fateha was made an offer. Dur Mohammad is from a Lyari boxing dynasty that has produced notable boxers. Malang Baloch, his father, a boxer who competed in the Olympics, also passed away suddenly in December.

Dur Mohammad’s legacy will live on

Speaking to the media post his demise, Asghar Baloch, Sindh Boxing Association head and his uncle, expressed their grief.

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“He was our little son, very dear to us and he left us at a young age. I have no words to describe my emotions,

Dur started boxing in 1997 at the Lyari Boxing Club when he was just 11. He used to play in the welterweight division. He snared bronze in his debut national event in Kot Lakhpat. It was his beginning and he then went on to compete at various age-group national events and at the senior level and kept winning medals. He was also part of the 2006 Doha Asian Games Pakistan squad,” Asghar said.

The boxer’s legacy shines brilliantly among the sadness. He makes a lasting impression on the sport, motivating young boxers with his grit, talent, and unflinching will. His unforgettable fights, electrifying performances, and exceptional spirit will live on in boxing lore forever.

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While the boxing world mourns the loss, they come together to honour the boxer’s accomplishments and comfort his bereaved family. They remember him as a champion who embodied the spirit of the sport and motivated others to strive for excellence.

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Allen David James is a writer covering viral sports moments at EssentiallySports. A Mass Communication graduate, specialized in Journalism, his love and passion for the game of cricket has led him to different junctures in life and brought out immense emotion and drive for a mildly calm individual. Apart from cricket, singing and playing badminton are two activities that help him break away from the pressures of work and deadlines! Here he is now, a content writer, creator and broadcaster, trying to make his way in this wonderful world of sports, where tough never rest!
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