Singapore: In a tragic incident, a 32-year-old Indian-origin bodybuilder in Singapore died, an hour after he stepped into the ring for his first-ever Thai kick-boxing match.
Pradip Subramanian has died after he took on YouTube personality Steven Lim in a Muay Thai match at Marina Bay Sands on Saturday 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.
Lim paid tribute to Subramanian on Facebook, saying: “Rest in Peace, my really truly respected fearless warrior and fighter.”