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Sports News of Tuesday, 6 December 2022


Imo boxer slumps, dies in ongoing National Sports Festival

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A boxer has died in the ongoing National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta State capital.

The boxer, Chukwuemeka Igboanugo who was representing Imo, died after losing a fight in a knockout with Prince Gaby Amagor from Anambra in the 86kg category.

Pascal received a punch in the chin and the referee had to stop the fight when he failed to recover.

β€œHe was immediately taken out of the ring for medical treatment before being rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead,” a boxing official, who spoke on condition of anonymity revealed.