By Alex Glenn •
Published: 04 Nov 2021 • 11:26
Tragedy as boxer dies after falling exhausted in the ring. The referee had not stopped the fight.
The boxing world has seen tragedy once again. On Monday a 24-year-old boxer died in Zimbabwe. Taurai Zimunya fell to the floor exhausted in the ring.
The young boxer was quickly taken to hospital. Medical staff attempted to revive him. He had suffered from heavy blows during the third round of the fight. Medics were unable to save the young boxer’s life.
A video of the fight was broadcast on social media. The boxer received several blows that he was not able to defend himself from. He then fell to the floor exhausted. The referee had not stopped the fight when the boxer was not able to block the blows even though the boxer was seen to be suffering.
It is expected that an investigation into the incident will be launched. Lawrence Zimbudzana is the secretary general of the Boxing Board of Control in Zimbabwe. He has not confirmed whether an investigation will take place yet though.
Zimbudzana commented: “For now we will focus on the burial and then we will sit down and see what problems there may have been.”
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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