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NSF: Tragedy as boxer dies inside ring

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A Boxer at the ongoing National Sports Festival Delta 2022, Chukwuemeka Igboanugo who was representing Imo state has died in the ring while fighting his opponent Prince Gaby Amagor who is representing Anambra State.

The late Igboanugo died after losing a fight in a knockout with Prince Gaby Amagor in the 86kg category.

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Pascal received a punch in the chin and the referee had to stop the fight when he failed to recover.

“He was immediately taken out of the ring for medical treatment before being rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead,” a Boxing Official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our Correspondent.

Meanwhile, the Organizers of the Festival were yet to make an Official statement as of the time of publishing this report.

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