The death of Ukrainian boxer Maksym Galinichev while fighting Russian soldiers in the Luhansk region is a tragic loss for his family, friends, and the Ukrainian athletic community.
Maksym Galinichev, a young Olympic boxer, was slain in the conflict in Ukraine.
In 2017 and again in 2018, the 22-year-old won gold for Ukraine at the European Youth Championship, the same year he participated in the Summer Youth Olympics.
On social media, Anton Gerashchenko, a government adviser for Ukraine, announced his passing. He reported that the 22-year-old European youth boxing champion Maksym Galinichev died defending Ukraine in the Luhansk area.
Maksym enlisted as a volunteer and twice returned to the battle lines after suffering injuries and regaining his health.
Maksym Galinichev Death: Olympic Youth Boxer Killed
The tragic news of Ukrainian boxer Maksym Galinichev’s death while fighting Russian soldiers in the Luhansk region has deeply saddened the sports community.
Ukrainian boxer Maksym Galinichev was killed while battling Russian soldiers. The young athlete was sadly killed while fighting in the Luhansk region as a member of Ukraine’s 25th Sycheslav Airborne Brigade.
Ukrainian skeleton racer Vladyslav Heraskevych announced the sad news on Twitter, noting that Galinichev passed away on March 10.
According to Karim Zidan of Bloody Elbow, Galinichev’s death brings three combat athletes killed in the ongoing Ukrainian struggle against the Russian invasion to three.
Maksym is not the only boxer from Ukraine who helped defend his nation against Russian invasion; shortly after the war started, Wladimir Klitschko enlisted in the Ukrainian Military Forces as a reservist in the Territorial Defense Brigade.
Oleksandr Usyk, the current heavyweight world champion, too went home once the war was declared and enlisted in the Kyiv Territorial Defence.
Maksym Galinichev Obituary Details
The boxer, who put his career on hold to join the military last year, has received numerous tributes.
Team GB Boxing posted on Twitter that it was heartbroken to learn of the untimely death of Maksym Galinichev, the 22-year-old Ukrainian and European Youth champion.
Vladyslav Heraskevych, a fellow Olympian, praised Galinichev for giving his life to defend Ukraine and added, “Hail to hero.”
One Twitter user praised Maksym Galinichev as a hero and thanked him for using his life and strong soul to help Ukraine win. Another added that Maksyma is a real hero who gave his life to preserve freedom and be remembered. Also, the user sent his sincere sympathies to his family and friends.
Galinichev is thought to have died in the Luhansk region of Ukraine, and his daughter, age 3, is his only surviving child.
Maksym Galinichev Career Details
Galinichev excelled in boxing, earning two gold medals for his nation in the 2017 and 2018 European Youth Championships.
In addition, Galinichev returned to Ukraine with a silver medal from the 2018 Youth Olympics in Argentina, where he took part in the under-56kg division.
Last year, he had the option of going to the European Boxing Championships in Armenia, but he opted to compete for his nation.
Maksym was the European youth boxing champion and died defending Ukraine in the Luhansk region, according to Anton Gerashchenko, a government advisor in Ukraine. At the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Galinichev took home a silver medal.
Galinichev, an accomplished amateur fighter, won a gold medal in the European Youth Boxing Championships of the European Boxing Confederation (EBC).