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Teenage boxer dies after sparring session

Related Topics: Lagos, India, Bengaluru

A teenage boxer died shortly after a sparring session gone wrong last month in Lagos, Nigeria.

Miracle Amaeze, who held un undefeated 2-0 pro record at age 18 with two first-round knockouts, suffered two knockdowns during the sparring session and could later be seen on video laying on the ground and surrounded by two men who were attempting to revive him. He passed away shortly thereafter.

The news was later confirmed by boxing company Monarch Promotions, on social media.

“With heavy and sorrowful hearts, we are very sad to announce the untimely passing of our young champ Miracle Amaeze,” Monarch Promotions said.