Boxer, 15, dies after bout in Russia
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.