NSF 2022: IMO Deputy Speaker, family members, Others Storm Asaba Over dead Boxer
NSF 2022: IMO Deputy speaker, family members, Others Storm Asaba Over dead Boxer
Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Dan Chike Ogu, other stakeholders and some family members of the team Imo boxer who died after a bout in the ongoing National Sports Festival, have arrived Asaba, venue of the 21st National Sports Festival.
The boxer, Chukwuemeka Igboanugo, who represented Imo state, died after he lost his bout in a technical knockout.
The boxer in the bout received a punch in the chin from Anambra’s Gaby Amagor in their 86kg category, and the referee stopped the bout.
The boxer was rushed to the hospital but he gave up the ghost.
Meanwhile, Borno State coach, Endurance Aberegidi, has blamed the medical team for the death of Igboanugo, saying that instead of the medics to have performed life-saving routines on the unconscious boxer, they were busy looking for his coach.
The coach who witnessed when the boxer was knocked down, said, “It was a pathetic situation. This guy trained for years and after getting a national opportunity, he then dies in the ring”.