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Investigation is Under Way After 17-Year-old Amateur Dies

An investigation is under way after a 17-year-old amateur boxer died shortly after collapsing in the ring.

Derbyshire Police said they were called to the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, at 10.17pm on Friday night.

The youth, who is from Ripley, near Derby, was given medical treatment at the bout but was pronounced dead on arrival at Kings Mill Hospital, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

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Formal identification has yet to take place and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out to establish the cause of death.

The centre's website stated that an "amateur open boxing show" was being held at the venue between 7pm and 11pm that night, organised by the South Normanton School of Boxing.

The Board of England Boxing said in a statement on Saturday: "It is with great sadness that the Board of England Boxing, the governing body for boxing in England, can confirm that a boxer died last night following a bout at an England Boxing-sanctioned event in Derby.

"We are extremely saddened by this and would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person involved in this terrible and shocking incident.

"The Board of England Boxing has set up an investigation to establish the facts of what happened and will provide an update when we know more.

"We are also asking all of the England Boxing coaches, officials and volunteers that were present on the night to co-operate with the police investigation and assist the authorities in any way they can.

"We will be providing support to people that have been affected by this terrible news."

Police have appealed for anyone with footage of the bout to contact the investigations team.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by iamboxing on 03-26-2017

RIP. I'll bet it was avoidable, though. Probably an inexperienced referee or corner urging their fighter on despite the warning signs.

Comment by HeadBodyBodyBody on 03-26-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;17540535]There is a pic on the article page, but no name? What was the kids name? What happened exactly? RIP to the kid either way. Boxing is dangerous & the body can be more fragile then we wanna believe…

Comment by BigStomps on 03-25-2017

[QUOTE=pacphobia;17541312]No. There are really cowards in boxing![/QUOTE] Imma say you've never been in a real fight in your life cause you always ran from a fight so I'm calling you a coward!

Comment by Beercules on 03-25-2017

Damn 17? Rest in peace :no:

Comment by bbos on 03-25-2017

most likely subdural hematoma or an undetected cerebral aneurysm. RIP I knew a girl who died of a cerebral aneurysm. She felt headache and dizziness, then just collapsed in the shower, and was pronounced dead in the hospital. She was…

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