National Sports Festival: Hypertensive boxer dies while in action in Asaba

A boxer has died in the ongoing National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta state capital.

The boxer, who was representing Imo, died after losing a fight in a knockout.

The boxer received a punch in his chin and the referee had to stop the fight when he failed to recover.

He was immediately taken out of the ring for medical treatment before being rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Recall that this year national sports festival is being held in Delta state. The events started last week.

The month long festival is equivalent of Nigeria Olympics. All states of the federation send athletes to represent them in various sporting activities.