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Frida Wallberg Awake From Coma, Starts To Recover

By Per Ake Persson

Former WBC female super featherweight champion Frida Wallberg, knocked out Friday evening by Diana Prazak in Stockholm, is now awake after being in a seduced coma after she underwent surgery Saturday morning. In a statement issued on her facebook page Wallberg says - "I´m awake now and don´t want anyone to worry, I am tired after all the medication. I felt I had the fight but my legs got heavy after the fifth and I was caught by a swing in the eighth."
 
It could be Wallberg means she was hurt in the seventh - because that´s when Prazak hurt Frida with an awkward, big right from the outside. The knockdowns in the eighth came from first a left hook and then a right hook.
 
Either way it is now also clear that Wallberg suffered a subdural hematoma, a bleeding between the skull and the brain. Her fighting days are over in Sweden but for instance the BDB in Germany does allow fighters to continue despite this kind of medical history.
 
Wallberg will remain in hospital for the next five or six days as precaution.
 
Dr Robert Ludwig has been widely criticized for his handling of the fight and confirms to Expressen that Wallberg was not doing allright when he checked her the first time - but then - strangely to a layman - leaves her and it´s now Lucia Rijker who comes over to help Wallberg. Dr Ludwig says he could do nothing more but Rijker calls for a doctor and it wasn's until that moment that a stretcher arrived - apparently on wheels and too big to be carried into the ring so more time is lost - and one could see when the oxygen arrived.
 
There´s also many questionmarks to how Wallberg had prepared for the fight. Some say she had lost a lot of weight fast, others that she had kept a strict diet for a long time.
 
Bjorn Rosengren, who heads the Swedish Federation´s pro commission insists that everything went by the book with no delays outside of the stretcher incident.
 
Professional boxing and its risks are heavily debated in media in Sweden these days and as always the no-sayers comes out in force - and in view of what happend Friday night it´s hard make a good defence. Accidents will always happen but if the system - especially medical safety - around the fighters can´t be trusted then professional boxing is lost.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by New England on 06-16-2013

scary stuff. i am glad that she's on the mend.

Comment by Stephanie100 on 06-16-2013

Like everyone our thoughts and prayers continue for Frida and also for Diana who was quite distraught in the interview after the fight. I hope she does not lessen her will to fight again soon. Some criticism has been made…

Comment by gingerbreadman on 06-16-2013

Boxing (quite apart from Wallberg and those close to her) suffers because of incidents like this. The nay-sayers falsely assume that there's a causal link between the in-ring action and severe injury, when in fact the lack of regulation is…

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