South African boxer Ludumo Lamati has been placed in an induced coma after suffering a brain hemorrhage following his May 27 bout against Nick Ball in Belfast, Ireland. The information was confirmed by British promoter Frank Warren.
The boxer fell by technical knockout against his opponent in the last round, when his corner decided to throw in the towel to stop the fight due to the punishment he was receiving. According to a Talk Sports report, the 31-year-old boxer underwent surgery and was later placed in an induced coma.
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Ludumo Lamati's corner throws in the towel and ends the duel! ðŸ”¥
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The boxer made his professional debut in South Africa in 2014 and was a national champion, spearheading his career. On the day of the fight against Ball, he required medical assistance and had to leave the venue on a stretcher and with oxygen.
Nick Ball hopes that his rival will get better and gave statements about it for a British media . “The main thing is the health of Lamati. I hope he's okay, I'll be even happier when I know that, because boxing is not a joke. There are some people who don't take it seriously and you can lose your life here, so the main thing is his health,” he said.
Lumati had an undefeated record with 21 victories, including 11 by way of chloroform and only one draw, now after this dramatic event he adds his first setback. It remains to wait for the recovery of the boxer's health and for everything to end well after this unfortunate event.