Heatstroke Claims The Life Of a Young 19 Year Old British Muay Thai Boxer
British Muay Thai boxer has died after reportedly training in a heavy sweat suit in order to lose weight for an upcoming fight.
Described as a “gentleman inside and out”, Jordan Coe, 19, from Maddiston near Falkirk, Scotland, was said to be training for a fight in which he needed to weigh 61 kilograms.
The Scottish boxer was found dead on Sunday by Thai police in the Muang district of Bangkok.
Capt Prachakorn Promduang of Pho Klang police station said Jordan left his hotel room to train and failed to return .
He was known in the ring as Jordan Lamnammoon Muay Thai and had been living in Thailand in order to pursue his passion for the sport.
His trainer Kritchai Kritnok is said to have told police the Scot went out in heavy clothing in order to shred an extra three kilograms ahead of a fight on Sunday.
Medics at the Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima hospital claimed he died as a result of shock to his system due to dehydration and overheating, although a full autopsy has not yet been carried out.
A JustGiving page has been set up to help raise funds to bring his body home.
In tribute to his boxing legacy, it reads: “The Thai community will never be the same again, he will be sorely missed.
He lived for Muay Thai so much so he chased his dream of living and fighting in Thailand and boy did he live it.
Jordan was one of a kind, he was the most loveable, likeable, caring , enthuasltic young man you will have ever came across, his passion for the sport was incomparable.
He was an inspiration to so many, a great fighter who made all his coaches extremely proud and always put on a show.”
Friends also took to social media in shock at the news, leaving tributes to the teenager.
Writing on Facebook , long-term friend JP Gallacher said: “One of my first ever friends and a person I met in Thai boxing, has passed away at 19 years old while living in Thailand.
Never seen him without a smile. Amazing person, fighter and showman.”
Another friend, Craig Floan, wrote: “Absolutely devastated over the passing of my wee mate Jordan Coe.
What I will say is he loved life and he lived it to the max. An absolute inspiration to many in Muay Thai.
My thoughts at this time are with Jordans family first of all but also everyone he has trained with and lived with both in Scotland and Thailand.”