Boxing coach Ronny Van Eesvelde, who died last weekend during a camp of one of his poulins, was buried on Tuesday afternoon. Dozens of family members, friends and people from the boxing world gathered in a mosque in Ghent for his farewell.
Dozens of people gathered in Ghent on Tuesday afternoon. They said goodbye to boxing coach Ronny Van Eesvelde. He died on Saturday at the age of 75 from a heart vein rupture, next to the boxing ring where one of his poulins was just having a boxing match. (read more below photo)
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Ismaïl Abdoul and Meriton Karxha, as well as other well-known faces from the boxing world, were present at the ceremony. It was an emotional farewell, in which Van Eesvelde was honored for who he was and what he meant to many young boxers, but also to many other friends and to his family.
Van Eesvelde converted to Islam years ago and received an Islamic farewell in Al Markaz Attarbawi, a mosque in the Elyzeese Velden. For the occasion, anyone who wanted could follow the death prayer together. The group then moved to Zwijnaarde, where Van Eesvelde was buried.