Posted On:3/21/2007 9:47am
Indonesian boxer dies after undergoing brain surgery following fight
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian boxer died in hospital after undergoing brain surgery following a fight, the latest in a long line of deaths linked to the sport in the country, a doctor said Wednesday.
Anis Dwi Mulya, 27, died Tuesday, five days after being admitted to a hospital in the capital, Jakarta, where doctors performed brain surgery, neurologist Tunggul Marpaung said. Mulya was admitted after a Thursday night junior-lightweight bout, broadcast live on a local TV station, that was stopped in the sixth round.
Mulya was not knocked out during the fight with fellow Indonesian Irvan Bone, but had complained afterward of feeling dizzy, according to local reports.
Marpaung said Mulya's family had refused to allow the body to be autopsied, obstructing efforts to find the cause of the death.
Mulya is at least the 23rd Indonesian boxer to have died in the country's boxing history. The last fatality was in 2006.
In 2002, the World Boxing Council banned Indonesian boxers from fighting in WBC-sanctioned bouts outside the country following a series of deaths in 2001. The ban was lifted in July 2002 on the condition that Indonesia imposes safety rules and forms a commission to monitor matches.
Sad to hear for the family.
It clearly shows the needs for rules and regulations for fighter safety.
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Posted On:3/21/2007 7:45pm
That's awful. What the hell is wrong with the sporting commission over there? Do they even have one?
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