Ukraine mourns the death of yet another boxer in Russian war
Rising Ukranian boxer, Youth Olympic silver medallist Maksym Galinichev has been killed defending Ukraine from Russian invasion in the Lugansk region.
Ukrainian sport is once again in mourning for the death of one of its athletes in the war to defend their country against the Russian invasion. The latest Ukrainian athlete to fall victim to this insanity is boxer Maksym Galinichev, who has died at the age of 22 while fighting on the Lugansk front.
Galinichev, 22, was one of the strongest promises in Ukrainian boxing after winning silver at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
However, last May, he withdrew from the European Boxing Championships to help defend his country in this senseless invasion, ultimately losing his life on the Lugansk front, where some of the fiercest fighting of the war has been taking place in recent weeks.
The Ukrainian skeleton rider Vladyslav Heraskevych first confirmed Galinichev’s death through social networks with this message. “On March 10, the silver medalist at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Maksym Galinichev gave his life for an independent Ukraine. In the spring of 2022, Maksym refused to participate in the European Boxing Championships and volunteered for the stormtroopers. Glory to the hero.”
The announcement of Galinichev’s death comes after the International Boxing Association (IBA) allowed boxers from Russia and Belarus to compete in the Women’s Boxing World Championships, leading to Ukraine’s absence in protest.
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