Opponent of boxer who died say he will kill himself amid threats and depression

Simiso Buthelezi‘s final opponent says he is having suicidal thoughts after the boxer tragically died following their fight last week.

If you missed the story, a 24 year old boxer in South Africa became disoriented after scoring a knockdown against his opponent, started boxing air and later died. For the video click here. https://mmaoutsiders.com/2022/06/08/boxer-dies-from-brain-bleed-after-disturbing-video-of-him-fighting-imaginary-opponent/?amp=1

Siphesihle Mntungwa made the following statements this week to Sowetan Live , a daily newspaper in South Africa. He said that he’s received threats and terrible messages accusing him of killing the 24 year old, Buthelezi.

“I came under heavy criticism and insults on social media platforms when Simiso was hospitalised,” Mntungwa said, “it has taken another level now that he has passed away.”

“I just can’t take it anymore. One thing is left for me — I am going to kill myself.” Said Mntungwa

“I did not kill Simiso,” he said. “We may have been involved in a boxing fight but it was not a matter of life and death.”

“All I wanted was to win the title, which maybe was going to help change my life and that of my family.”

It’s a sad tale for both men, what should have been a great day in his life turned tragic when his opponent died, and no he too is considering suicide. There’s a reason to respect any man who steps foot in combat sports. Your life is always on the line.

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