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Boxer's Loss Spark Riot in Indonesia, at Least 18 Dead

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Fight fans rioted in protest against a local boxer’s loss in a championship fight in a stadium in Papua province in eastern Indonesia with at least 18 people dead in a resulting stampede.

The Jakarta Post quoted Papua province police spokesman Lt. Col. Gede Sumerta Jaya who said the victims, mostly women, were trampled to death as about 1,500 spectators scrambled out of the stadium to escape the riot that broke out just before midnight Sunday.

The  Kota Lama Sport Stadium in the town of Nabire had only two working exits. Points awarded by a panel of judges decided the championship match for the Bupati Cup, or Regent Cup.

Jaya said that when the decision was announced the losing boxer's supporters threw chairs at the judges and the winner's supporters responded by throwing bottles and broken chairs, panicking people in the stadium He said 12 of the dead were women, and more than 40 other spectators were injured and hospitalized.

The boxers names were not mentioned in the report neither were the other fight details.
Police and soldiers were deployed to stop the fighting.

Nabire, about 3,200 kilometers east of Jakarta, is located on Cendrawasih Bay on the north coast of Papua.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by A-Wolf on 07-15-2013

Horrible. [COLOR="White"]..........[/COLOR]

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 07-15-2013

Sad that this happened.

Comment by New England on 07-15-2013

[QUOTE=gauze;13560237]here's an article with more details.. [url]http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/15/19482688-17-trampled-to-death-in-indonesia-as-fans-riot-following-local-boxers-loss[/url] from the sounds of it, i don't think this was a professional boxing card[/QUOTE] you have got to be joking.... 18 dead in a riot that took place during an amateur boxing match?

Comment by gauze on 07-15-2013

here's an article with more details.. [url]http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/15/19482688-17-trampled-to-death-in-indonesia-as-fans-riot-following-local-boxers-loss[/url] from the sounds of it, i don't think this was a professional boxing card

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 07-15-2013

Imgine if that was Chris John who lost? JMM should be thankful that he was robbed. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

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