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Erik Skoglund Remains in an Induced Coma Following Surgery

According to Team Sauerland, Erik Skoglund remains in an induced coma following the surgery he underwent last Friday to repair a bleed on the brain - an injury suffered during a sparring session last week.

Doctors have not yet attempted to wake him and will not do so until the swelling has reduced. They are hopeful this will be possible early next week.

Skoglund remains in a serious yet stable condition.

"We would like to thank everyone for their messages of support, and ask that everyone continue to respect the privacy of Erik and his family during this time," stated Team Sauerland.

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IN OTHER NEWS: It was announced earlier today that Kenny Barr, Vice President (Scotland) of the British & Irish Boxing Authority (BIBA) and Scottish representative for the World Boxing Foundation (WBF) passed away yesterday.

Kenny, who was just 34 years old, leaves behind his beloved daughter Hayley.

Gianluca Di Caro, CEO and Executive Vice President of the British & Irish Boxing Authority made the following statement on social media earlier.

“I am in total shock, I just cannot begin to describe the way I am feeling right now, I just cannot believe that BIBA Vice President (Scotland) Kenny Barr has passed away, it just makes no sense to me at all. My sincere condolences to Kenny’s family and friends, my thoughts are with you at this time of immense sadness.

Kenny has been by my side since the inception of the British & Irish Boxing Authority and he was there by my side when we first began sanctioning events in the UK under the Malta Boxing Commission banner and I just cannot believe that he will not be by my side as we grow bigger and stronger over the coming years. Kenny was the main man for BIBA in Scotland, it was his determination and passion for the sport that made us so successful in Scotland."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Thraxox on 12-15-2017

I hope he makes a good recovery. God Bless this man and may he recover.

Comment by New England on 12-15-2017

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;18334717]The majority of injuries happen in sparring because you spend a hell of a lot more time sparring than under the lights. Headgear isn't the lifesaver it's made out to be either. It helps with cuts but I personally…

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 12-15-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18334439]Lets hope, the refs pay close attention to illegal blows to the back of the head this weekend, I hate when this happens. Boxing is serious people, please do not root for dirty fighters.[/QUOTE] :D Man you are sneaky!

Comment by BattlingNelson on 12-15-2017

[QUOTE=New England;18334691]sparring? surely you have to consider that something else was going on prior to this injury. hope he recovers and finds something else to do that makes him happy and keeps him employed[/QUOTE] Yep. Sparring. There's a lot of…

Comment by McNulty on 12-14-2017

Never heard of this kid before, but I hope he makes it out alright.

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