Adrienne Simmons, a 34 year-old kickboxer from Atlanta, died a couple of days after being knocked unconscious by her opponent Lindsay Scheer at an International Kickboxing event in Orlando, Florida on Sunday (July 25).
Adrienne was hit with a left hook that knocked her unconscious and taken to an Orlando hospital where she passed away on Tuesday (July 27). Scheerâ€™s coach, Eric Haycraft, who also coaches Adrienneâ€™s boyfriend Chike Ajuda, criticized the tournament for not having an ambulance immediately available.
President of International Kickboxing Federation, Steve Fossom, claims there should be an ambulance on-call, but for some reason it was not present in the fight. It took more than an hour to get Adrienne to a hospital.
R.I.P. Adrienne Simmons.