Updated 11/03/2021 - 20:36 ANDhe boxing has experienced a new tragedy that could have been avoided according to what can be seen in the images th
ANDhe boxing has experienced a new tragedy that could have been avoided according to what can be seen in the images that several fans recorded. The super bantamweight Taurai Zimunya, 24, died last Monday, after having collapsed during a professional fight with no title in play Saturday in Harare (Zimbabwe). Nobody can explain why the referee did not intervene before. Zimunya received several blows to the head before being knocked out in the third round from a six-round fight.
This is the first time that a boxer has died in Zimbabwe from injuries sustained in the ring. Despite this, the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (ZNBWCB), Lawrence Zimbudzana, has stated that plans for an investigation have yet to be addressed.
“For now we will focus on the burial, and then we will sit down and see the problems,” Zimbudzana told BBC Sport Africa at the Zimunya burial, which took place today. According to the ZNBWCB, all medical protocols and emergency assistance was provided before the fighter was taken to the hospital.