AN UNDEFEATED Nigerian boxer has suddenly died aged 18 after a tragic sparring session.
Miracle Amaeze was a rising light heavyweight star in his homeland.
But reports in Nigeria state he passed away following the horror incident.
Amaeze is said to have lost consciousness after two knockdowns during training yesterday morning in the major city of Lagos.
He was given first aid treatment and rushed to hospital but could not pull through and was confirmed dead in the evening.
Amaeze had a perfect 2-0 record in his professional career and was tipped for boxing greatness by many in Nigeria.
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Both of his fights finished with first-round knockouts in his home town, including the second just three weeks ago on July 1.
Amaeze's tragic passing comes just weeks after South African lightweight Simiso Buthelezi also died from injuries sustained in the ring.
Buthelezi's blows to the head in his fight with Siphesihle Mntungwa in Durban in June saw him throwing punches at thin air.
After being tended to by ringside physicians, Buthelezi was taken to hospital and placed into a coma.
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In April, teenage boxing star Ali Tazeem, 18, was killed in a car crash in Wolverhampton.
And the month before, Lennon Lewis led the tributes to Indonesian icon Hero Tito who was knocked unconscious and failed to recover.
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