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September 25, 2017 3:18 PM Celebrity muay thai fight: Death raises questions about legal and health issues

Fatal celebrity bout did not come under the auspices of local amateur body, says its chief SINGAPORE - More questions were raised on Monday (Sept 25) over the death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian in a celebrity muay thai bout on Saturday, as it emerged that the local sports association did not sanction the fight. In a statement to The Straits Times 4

September 25, 2017 3:16 PM Indian-Origin Bodybuilder, 32, Dies An Hour After First Kick-Boxing Match

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 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. Mr Subramanian 3

September 25, 2017 1:06 PM Calls for combat sports regulatory body in Singapore after Pradip’s death

SINGAPORE — The death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian after taking part in a celebrity fight last Saturday has led to calls for greater regulation of full-contact combat sports, in view of their growing popularity. In particular, celebrity matches - which are taking off in other countries such as the United States, raking in profits for organisers 4

September 25, 2017 1:06 PM Calls for MMA regulatory body in Singapore after Pradip’s death

SINGAPORE — The death of bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian after taking part in a celebrity fight last Saturday has led to calls for greater regulation of full-contact combat sports, in view of their growing popularity. In particular, celebrity matches - which are taking off in other countries such as the United States, raking in profits for organisers 4

September 25, 2017 12:56 PM Cristiano Ronaldo sends tribute to family of boy killed in Mexico earthquake

Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a heartfelt message to the grieving family of a young supporter killed in the Mexico City earthquake. The Real Madrid forward tweeted a picture of himself holding a Los Blancos shirt on which he had written: “To my No 1 fan, Santiago”. It was reported by media outlets in Spain that the Santiago Flores – who was killed while 4

September 25, 2017 3:19 AM After Pradip Subramanian's death, organisers of fight events emphasise focus on safety

SINGAPORE: In the aftermath of the death of Pradip Subramanian, members of the combat sport community have emphasised that safety is a key priority when organising fight events. Subramanian, 32, died after taking part in a celebrity Muay Thai bout on Saturday (Sep 23) against Steven Lim. Preliminary reports by Singapore General Hospital (SGH) found that Subramanian 4

September 24, 2017 9:00 PM Celebrity muay thai fight: 'Fight should never have been sanctioned'

Tragedy throws up questions over risk management; bout pilloried as 'reckless' Even as more experienced fight promoters in Singapore questioned the manner in which the Asia Fighting Championship (AFC) took place, the man behind the new muay thai event has maintained that it was run according to proper guidelines. AFC founder and chief executive officer 3

September 24, 2017 4:06 AM Tragic celebrity muay thai fight: YouTube personality Steven Lim 'devastated' at death of Pradip Subramanian

SINGAPORE - YouTube personality Steven Lim has not slept since his muay thai bout with Pradip Subramanian at the Asia Fighting Championship on Saturday (Sept 23) night, which ended in tragedy as the 32-year-old was rushed to Singapore General Hospital after, where he died. In a phone interview, Mr Lim, 41, told The Straits Times he was "devastated" by what had happened 3

September 24, 2017 12:51 AM Bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian dies after fight with Steven Lim at the Asia Fighting Championship

Pradip Subramanian, who faced Steven Lim in a Muay Thai match at the Asia Fighting Championship (AFC) yesterday (Sep 23), has died following the conclusion of the bout. In a Facebook post, Steven, 41, a YouTube personality who competed in singing contest Singapore Idol back in 2004, expressed his condolences for his opponent. "Rest in peace, my really 12

September 23, 2017 6:28 PM Tragedy strikes at Asia Fighting Championship as bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian dies

SINGAPORE - Tragedy struck at the inaugural Asia Fighting Championship on Saturday (Sept 23) night at the Marina Bay Sands, as World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation (WBPF) President Pradip Subramanian died after his muay thai match. The 32-year-old had reportedly looked shaken after his bout with YouTube personality Steven Lim and had to be helped 3