By: Godwin Offor / June 9, 2022 / 0
It was a sad day for the South African Boxing Association following the death of one of its boxers.
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The Boxing South Africa confirmed the news on its website on Thursday, June 9th, 2022. According to reports from the association, the boxer who is identified as Simiso Buthelezi died after he suffered brain damage from a boxing bout.
The Lightweight boxer was rushed to the hospital, where it was discovered he was bleeding in his brain. It was added that there will be an independent medical review as it concerns the death of the boxer, according to the trainer the boxer was perfect during the training.
The 24-year-old faced compatriot Siphesihle Mntungwa for the WBF All Africa lightweight title on Sunday, but the 10-round contest was stopped by the referee after Buthelezi appeared to shadow box an invisible opponent.
Footage of the fight showed Mntungwa falling through the ropes and then, after the fight was restarted, Buthelezi advancing towards an empty corner where he started to swing punches.
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