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Female boxer dies after knockout punch

Johannesburg: A South African female professional boxer has died following a knockout punch two weeks ago that put her in a coma, the sports and recreation department said on Tuesday. Phindile Mwelase, 31, fell into a

India TV Sports Desk [ Updated: October 31, 2014 13:30 IST ]
female boxer dies after knockout punch
female boxer dies after knockout punch

Johannesburg: A South African female professional boxer has died following a knockout punch two weeks ago that put her in a coma, the sports and recreation department said on Tuesday.

 

Phindile Mwelase, 31, fell into a coma on Oct 10 after a fight against Liz Butler, who defeated her by a knockout. She died on Saturday at a Pretoria hospital.

Mwelase is the third athlete to die in sports-mad South Africa in less than a week.

National football goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead by intruders at his girlfriend's home on Sunday night.

Former world 800-metre champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was killed in a car crash on Friday.

 

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