Last Updated on January 11, 2024, 9:15 am
Thailand: Muay Thai Fighter, Fariyar Aminipour, Passed Away in Big Bike Accident.
Fariyar Aminipour, a One Championship Muay Thai Fighter, died in a motorbike accident on Thursday, January 11, 2024. His death was confirmed by his gym, where he trained, in a post on social media. The Tiger Muay Thai gym announced the 23-year-old passed away in a “tragic accident” while on his bike. The gym paid homage to the late “extremely talented” fighter and said he will be “missed greatly and will remain in all of our thoughts.”
“At only 23 years old, lion-hearted Fariyar had already accomplished so much, and was well on track to achieving his dream of becoming a ONE world champion. Gone far, far too soon due to a tragic accident,” the post read.
What happened to Fariyar Aminipour?
The Chalong Police responded to a notification of the accident at 8:08 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2024, inside the Chalong Underpass on Chao Fa West Road, Phuket, Thailand. The police and emergency services officers arrived at the scene to find the Kurdish descent boxer lying on the ground. He had sustained severe head injuries and was bleeding heavily. They discovered his big bike nearby.
According to the witnesses who spoke with the police, the victim lost control of his bike at a curve inside the Chalong Underpass. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was tragically pronounced dead.
A local news outlet reported that motorbikes are legally banned inside all underpasses in Phuket, with warning signs placed before the entrances. It is unknown if the victim was wearing a helmet.
Who was Fariyar Aminipour?
Fariyar Aminipour was a Muay Thai boxer. He fought five times on the ONE Friday Fights series at Lumpinee Stadium last year, winning four of those matches, all against renowned high-profile opponents.
At ONE Friday Fights 4, he bested reigning Rebels super featherweight champion Hiroki Suzuki by decision, while at ONE Friday Fights 13, he scored a decision win over Ferrari Fairtex.
At ONE Friday, Fights 22 beat Rambolek Chor Ajalaboon, who, just like Ferrari, had been a champion at Thailand’s Channel 7 Stadium. His final victory of the year was at ONE Friday 27 when he beat former Lumpinee Stadium champion Pongsiri PKSaenchaigym.
His final fight of the year and his life, he took on another former fighter of the year, Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek Uthai, and was stopped in the second round at ONE Friday Fights 46.
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