Tragedy as boxer dies after falling exhausted in the ring

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Tragedy as boxer dies after falling exhausted in the ring
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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.

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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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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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