Boxer, 15, dies af­ter bout in Rus­sia

Malta Independent - - SPORT / CLASSIFIEDS -

A 15-year-old boxer has died fol­low­ing a com­pet­i­tive bout at a Rus­sian sports academy, spark­ing a crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The state in­ves­tiga­tive agency for Rus­sia’s Vladimir re­gion says the boy, a stu­dent at a state sports-academy, was tak­ing part in a com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day when he was knocked down twice.

The agency did not iden­tify the boy by name.

He was treated by med­i­cal staff at the scene but died in an am­bu­lance. In­ves­ti­ga­tors say in a state­ment the case is be­ing han­dled as a crim­i­nal mat­ter of death caused by neg­li­gence be­cause the boy had sus­tained a se­ri­ous head in­jury sev­eral years pre­vi­ously.

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