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Boxing: Simiso Buthelezi dies, the boxer who ended up in a coma after ‘fighting a ghost’ in South Africa

ANDBoxing is in mourning after the death of Simiso Buthelezi, the South African boxer whose last fight turned the world around, after he began to T


ANDBoxing is in mourning after the death of Simiso Buthelezi, the South African boxer whose last fight turned the world around, after he began to Throw punches ‘against a ghost‘ in the tenth round of the World Boxing Federation of Africa lightweight title fight against Siphesihle Mntungwa. I was 24 years old.

“With much sadness to South African boxing and the Buthelezi family, We report the death of Simiso Buthelezi on the night of June 7 at the hospital,” reads the statement from the South African Professional Boxing Commission.

In the tenth round, Mntungwa was knocked down and nearly walked out of the ring. He got up and resumed, Buthelezi went to a corner where there was no one and started throwing punches into the air. The referee ended the fight there and Buthelezi was taken to King Edward VIII Hospital and put into a coma, but on Tuesday night he died of brain injuries.