Boxer- Simoso Buthelezi passed away Tuesday due to a brain hemorrhage suffered during a WBF All Africa title bout Sunday at a Starline Boxing event in South Africa. Boxing Regulatory body Boxing South Africa announced the news Wednesday in a joint statement with the deceased boxer’s family.
The video of his final fight recently went viral, as he knocked his opponent down and through the ropes, but instead of his opponent looking delirious, it was Buthelezi who seemed disoriented. Just as it looked like he was going to win the fight, he started boxing at an imaginary figure who wasn’t there. The ref quickly stopped the fight in a truly scary moment.
“Towards the end of his bout, Mr. Buthelezi collapsed and was taken to hospital and it was discovered at the hospital that he suffered a brain injury which resulted in internal bleeding. Mr. Buthelezi was given the best care possible but he however succumbed to the injury last night as aforesaid.”
He passed away while in a medically induced coma. Here is the video of the disturbing ending sequence that for the fight stopped