South African Boxer Simiso Buthelezi Dies From Brain Bleed

South African boxer Simiso Buthelezi has died following his fight with Siphesihle Mntungwa
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South African boxer Simiso Buthelezi has died following his fight with Siphesihle Mntungwa on Sunday.

Buthelezi's fight went viral when he was shown punching aimlessly and away from his opponent after knocking Mntungwa into the ropes. The referee immediately stopped the fight as something was obviously wrong with Buthelezi.

Mntungwa was given the victory via TKO while Buthelezi was rushed to King Edward VIII Hospital where doctors discovered a brain bleed and placed the fighter in a medically-induced coma.

Boxing South Africa released a statement confirming Buthelezi's death on Wednesday morning.

"It is with great sadness for Boxing South Africa and the Buthelezi family to announce the passing away of Mr Simiso Buthelezi, who passed away last night on June 7 in hospital in Durban," the statement read. Read more.

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