Pradip Subra­ma­nian Dies Dur­ing Thai Kick-box­ing Match in Sin­ga­pore

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A32-year-old In­dian-ori­gin body­builder in Sin­ga­pore died, an hour af­ter he stepped into the ring for his first-ever Thai kickboxing match. Pradip Subra­ma­nian had taken on YouTube per­son­al­ity Steven Lim, 42, in the “celebrity” Muay Thai match at Ma­rina Bay Sands for the in­au­gu­ral event of the Asian Fight­ing Cham­pi­onship last evening.

Subra­ma­nian, pres­i­dent of the World Body­build­ing and Physique Sports Fed­er­a­tion (WBPF) Sin­ga­pore, had re­placed for­mer “Sin­ga­pore Idol” runner-up and singer Sylvester Sim, who pulled out of the match cit­ing to in­sur­ance is­sues. The match was over in five min­utes af­ter the ref­eree no­ticed Subra­ma­nian’s nose bleed­ing. He then called off the fight and de­clared Lim the win­ner. Subra­ma­nian was still stand­ing af­ter the match ended. Later he ap­peared to be los­ing con­scious­ness while in a cor­ner, and had to be helped out of the ring.

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