South African boxer Simiso Buthelezi dies after a brain injury following a boxing bout over the weekend in Durban.
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 box thin air.
Mntungwa was declared the winner and Buthelezi subsequently collapsed and was later on rushed to hospital. Simiso was placed in an induced coma after it was discovered he had bleeding on the brain. He was later on confirmed dead on Tuesday evening by his family.
Boxing South Africa will conduct an independent medical review of the injury and will then make public the results of that medical review.
Trainer Bheki Mngomezulu said Buthelezi had been in perfect health in the lead-up to the bout.