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Posted On:12/09/2011 2:59am
Style: (Beautiful) Spring Roll
"MOSCOW: Light heavyweight Roman Simakov, who was carried from the ring on a stretcher after being knocked out in a WBC Asian Boxing Council title fight Monday, has died, the Russian federation (RBF) said.
The 27-year-old had brain surgery after being rushed to hospital in the Ural city of Yekaterinburg but never regained consciousness and died Thursday.
“I can only say that the investigation into his death is taking place,” RBF official Igor Maruzov was quoted as saying by local media.
Simakov was knocked down in the sixth round by Russian compatriot Sergei Kovalev but got up and was able to continue before receiving numerous blows to the head in the seventh when he was knocked out.
“My aim was to outbox Simakov, not necessarily knock him out,” Kovalev was quoted as saying by Russian media Thursday.
“But after the fourth round, I had noticed something was wrong with Simakov. My last punch was not as powerful as the one I had hit just before that.”
It was Simakov’s first knockout defeat and only his second loss in 21 fights during his career."
Last edited by Tonuzaba; 12/09/2011 3:23am at .
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Posted On:12/09/2011 5:28am
Oh, what a crap. :(
Posted On:12/09/2011 7:39am
Style: stick,Taiji, mountainbike
Damn! That sucks!
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Posted On:12/09/2011 2:36pm
Style: Jiu Jitsu
I hope the boxer who won don't drive himself crazy, tragedy for both guys.
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Posted On:12/09/2011 3:00pm
Style: Hung Fist, BJJ, Qi Gong
According to this he died at the hospital from brain injuries:
"He fell into a coma and was taken to hospital but the doctors were not able to revive him," the RBF said in a brief statement on their website.
One note: he definitely did not "die in the ring".
Last edited by W. Rabbit; 12/09/2011 3:07pm at .
Posted On:12/09/2011 4:19pm
Yeah, in the video, it was interesting because the last few blows that he took were not bad. The last one hit on his hand. But you could tell that he was done. I guess it was getting worse and worse in the fight.
Really sux! Any time I talk to a neurologist, it drives them nuts when you bring up any kind of combat sports!
Posted On:12/09/2011 6:26pm
Style: Trad Ju Jitsu
Agreed Diesel. It looked innocuous and the punches didn't strike his Head yet it was clear when he staggered to the corner that he was in some distress. Perhaps the damage was done earlier in the fight or perhaps in the sparring.
Very sad. RIP.
Posted On:12/09/2011 7:44pm
Style: Short Fist Boxing
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