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Old 02-02-2013, 04:55 AM
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Teen Pro Boxer Dies After Absorbing Blows to Head While Attempting to Give Up Fight

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In one of the most disturbing videos to leak out across the web in recent times, a 17-year-old Indonesian professional boxer died of a brain hemorrhage after absorbing a series of punches to the head during a bout on Sunday. Before you continue any further, please beware that some may find the following video disturbing given the eventual outcome.

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As reported by the Bangkok Post, and featured in the video above, Tubagus Sakti, a teenage professional boxer, was hit in the face multiple times after holding up his hands in an attempt to surrender the bout in the eighth round. His opponent for the KTPI junior flyweight title, Ical Tobida, continued charging toward Sakti despite his hands being in a defenseless position and landed four shots to Sakti’s head before the match referee could intervene and stop the bout.

After the fight was stopped, Sakti walked toward his corner, but before he could get there he began developing convulsions. The teenager then collapsed and was treated in the ring while lying flat on his back until he could be transported to a nearby hospital.

Unfortunately, no medical intervention could save Sakti, with the teenager pronounced dead of a brain hemorrhage after arriving at the hospital. The possibility of the teen’s death could clearly be read on the faces of the crowd, which watched on in stunned silence as Sakti was treated in the ring.

Naturally, the disturbing episode raises a handful of questions. None of those are more troubling than why a teenager was allowed to turn professional at the age of 15, as The Big Lead has reported.


These boxers were fighting without any of the headgear required for youth boxers in the U.S. They were fighting for a weight class title, albeit of a junior degree, and drawing a full crowd.

Clearly, that doesn’t feel right when viewed through the lens of American sports. Cultural differences aside, one would imagine that few would openly support the practice of teenage professional boxers after the horror of this episode in Indonesia.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highsc...181924852.html
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Re: Teen Pro Boxer Dies After Absorbing Blows to Head While Attempting to Give Up Fig

Sad. I may be wrong but I think over there and in Mexico you can turn pro at 16, manny paquiao and Saul Alvarez lied about their age and turned pro at 15.

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Re: Teen Pro Boxer Dies After Absorbing Blows to Head While Attempting to Give Up Fig

Damn

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Re: Teen Pro Boxer Dies After Absorbing Blows to Head While Attempting to Give Up Fig

it looked to me the kid who died was actually winning the fight

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Re: Teen Pro Boxer Dies After Absorbing Blows to Head While Attempting to Give Up Fig

That's so sad, I wonder if he knew ..right when the fight was called and he went to take his mouth guard out, I wonder if he felt something.

Does anyone else find it really odd that so few people were there watching? As the camera pans around it's the smallest venue ever. This was pro?

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Re: Teen Pro Boxer Dies After Absorbing Blows to Head While Attempting to Give Up Fig

It is sad but this has happened a number of times before in boxing

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It is sad but this has happened a number of times before in boxing
To boxers trying to give up? How many times, exactly?

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Re: Teen Pro Boxer Dies After Absorbing Blows to Head While Attempting to Give Up Fig

I'm surprised he died from those shots. To me, they didn't look that bad.

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Re: Teen Pro Boxer Dies After Absorbing Blows to Head While Attempting to Give Up Fig

With someone that has the Killer Instinct, once the bloodlust is up and vulnerability has been sensed, it can be hard to stop.

Often they can't see or hear anything other than their target.

It's a chance you take in boxing.

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