Boxing: Indonesia probes boxer’s death

Published: April 6, 2012

JAKARTA: Indonesia has ordered an investigation after a boxer who was to be married in less than two weeks died of head injuries after a professional fight, said the sports minister. Muhammad Afrizal, 30, died of a brain haemorrhage on Wednesday after a featherweight fight over the weekend. “Boxing is an extreme sport, that’s why all the rules must be strictly applied,” said sports minister Andi Mallarangeng. “I have ordered BOPI [the professional sports body] to investigate whether all rules were properly applied during the fight.”

Published in The Express Tribune, April 6th, 2012.

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