Indonesia boxer dies after brain surgery
JAKARTA - The Associated Press
AFP photoThe Indonesian Boxing Commission says a professional boxer has died in hospital after undergoing brain surgery following a title fight on Friday.
Muhammad Afrizal died early Wednesday at the Christian University (UKI) Hospital in eastern Jakarta, said Anton Sihombing, chairman of the Indonesian Boxing Commission.
He said Afrizal, a former Pan Asia Boxing Association featherweight champion, was rushed to hospital when he vomited one hour after a junior-lightweight bout.
The 30-year-old Afrizal was knocked down once during the 12-round bout against countryman Irvan Marbun, who won in a unanimous decision.
Afrizal is the 28th Indonesian boxer to have died in the country's boxing history since 1948.