South African boxer who suffered brain injury during fight, dies

A south african boxer who have become disoriented in the course of a combat and began throwing punches at an empty nook of the hoop has died of a mind injury, in step with the united states of america’s boxing authority.

Boxing south africa (bsa) stated in a announcement on wednesday that lightweight boxer simiso buthelezi died following the 10-round global boxing federation all-africa bout on sunday inside the jap metropolis of durban. “it’s miles with amazing sadness for boxing south africa and the buthelezi family to announce the passing away of mr. Simiso buthelezi … ultimate night time the 7th june 2022 at [a] health facility in durban,” the organization stated.

Video of the 24-yr-vintage champion turning his back to fellow south african siphesihle mntungwa and punching the air earlier than being halted by the referee went viral on social media, sparking issues for his fitness. Buthelezi became rushed to the clinic and into an triggered coma after it become observed he had a brain harm, which ended in inner bleeding. “he turned into given the first-rate care possible, however, he succumbed to the injury” on tuesday night time, bsa stated.

The agency introduced there would be an impartial medical assessment of the tragedy. Instructor bheki mngomezulu said buthelezi have been in ideal fitness throughout the construct-up to the bout.

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