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Olympic hopeful crushed, killed by tank

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Posted at 9:26 PM, Sep 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-24 21:46:04-04

An amateur boxer with Olympic aspirations has died in an unusual accident.

Tony Losey, 22, was refurbishing a tank at a steel plant when the tank shifted and fell on him, The Wichita Eagle reports.

The tank was estimated to weigh 6 tons.

Losey was the third-ranked welterweight in the the U.S. by USA Boxing. He was working towards eligibility in the 2016 summer Olympic trials.