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Alexis Vastine - RIP

The tragedy that occurred in Argentina today, whereby two helicopters crashed killing, amongst others, three French sports stars wasn’t what we all hoped to be waking up to this morning.

One of those killed was the boxer Alexis Vastine who was known to two of the current stars of the British professional game in Amir Khan and Bradley Saunders.

The loss of Vastine, an Olympic medallist is a loss none of us expected and Amir Khan had this to say to the media,

'I'm very sad to hear of the passing of Alexis Vastine. I had the pleasure of competing against him in the amateurs and would like to send my deepest condolences to all his family and friends during this difficult time.'

Whereas Saunders, unbeaten in the professional game, who lost to Vastine in the 2008 Olympics, added,

'He was a great fighter and a really nice person. We spurred each other on so I'm shocked to have heard what's happened to him.'

Unfortunately, it just goes to show that you never know what’s just around the corner, today the world of Boxing mourns the loss of Alexis Vastine.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 10 2015

Time: 4:59PM

 

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