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). Scheer’s coach, Eric Haycraft, who also coaches Adrienne’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.