In a shocking incident, an undefeated professional Turkish-born German boxer died after suffering a suspected heart attack during a match in Munich.

38-year-old Musa Askan Yamak, collapsed in the ring on Saturday when he was in the middle of a fight facing Ugandan veteran Hamza Wandera. He collapsed and fell unconscious on the canvas right before the start of the third round.

In the first round of the match, Yamak was reportedly doing good. In the second round, he got stumbled after receiving a big blow punch from Wandera. However, he suffered a fatal attack just before the start of the third round of the match.

Hasan Turan said in Twitter:

“We lost our compatriot Musa Askan Yamak, a boxer from Alucra, who won European and Asian championships, at a young age after a heart attack.”

Yamak is seen on video placing his hands to his knees before sinking to the matt and then collapsing.

(WARNING) Distressing Footage

More details of this tragic incident from the New York Post  report:

Yamak, an undefeated fighter, took a heavy blow by Wandera in the second round of the fight and tried to come out to fight in the third round, according to published reports.

But before the round even started, Yamak dropped in the ring.

Medics rushed to the ring but could not revive the light-heavyweight boxer, as onlookers watched in shock.

Yamak was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead of a heart attack.

The German fighter was undefeated and had an 8-0 record that boasted eight knockouts.

The Turkish-born Yamak turned pro in 2017 but gained popularity after winning the WBFed International title in 2021.

NDTV reported:

“The paramedics saw turbulent scenes of emotionally charged fans and family members on site. To ensure the safety of the paramedics, we sent out a lot of patrols,” a spokesperson of the Munich Police told the BILD.

“We then set up a protection corridor on site so that the paramedics could work safely and conscientiously,” the spokesperson added.

Sources: WLT, NDTV, New York Post