Iuri Lapicus, a One Championship boxer, died Monday, March 20, in Italy from injuries received in a motorcycle accident last week.
On Friday, March 17, the 27-year-old rising mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter lost control of his motorcycle in Northwest Milan and collided with another vehicle.
He was flown to a hospital by helicopter and remained in a coma until he died from his injuries on Monday.
One Championship, the org. Lapicus began fighting for in 2019, confirmed his death, describing it as “heartbreaking”.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones at this difficult time,” the org said in a statement to ESPN.
Lapicus had competed in the ONE Championship five times, going 2-2. His fight against Alvarez in April 2021 resulted in a no-contest.
On August 26, 2022, he faced Zebaztian Kadestam, but the Modolvan-Italian fighter was defeated by KO in Round 1.