Coroner determines amateur KY fighter suffered from heart disease

Friday, September 15, 2017

Amateur fighter Donshay White, 37, died on July 15 after fighting the Expo Five Event Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The heavyweight had lost to Ricky Muse via Referee Stops Contest in the second round at the well-regarded Hardrock MMA promotions earlier in the evening. It was White’s second fight; he won the first via KO in 2015.

Hardrock MMA canceled the remainder of the event after the incident.

“Mr. White was attended to by a licensed ringside physician and first responders immediately following his bout, and he received on-site medical attention before being transported via ambulance to the hospital,” said the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission in a statement. “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Donshay White following his passing on Saturday.”

Now Thomas Novelly for the Courier-Journal reports that Deputy Corner Charles Edelen has determined that White suffered from a heart condition, specifically, “hypertensive/atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.”