Teenage Boxer Collapses and Dies After Bout in Jakarta

By James Goyder

A teenage boxer collapsed and died following a bout at the TVRI Studio in Jakarta last night. Tubagus Sakti, 17, was rushed to hospital after suffering convulsions following his eighth round TKO defeat at the hands of Ical Tobida.

Doctors at the Universitas Kristen Indonesia Hospital were unable to save Tubagus who died at 13:30 local time on Sunday afternoon. According to the hospital the cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage.

The fight was for the vacant KTPI Junior Flyweight Title and was scheduled for 12 rounds. According to boxrec Sakti had a professional record of 2-2-2 going into the title match with Tobida. Sakti made his debut in April 2011.

Prior to the stoppage Tubagus stopped defending himself and put his hand in the air, at this point the referee steps in immediately but not before Ical has a chance to land a couple more clean blows. You can see footage of the finish to this fight here although some readers might find it disturbing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chargerhemi06 on 01-29-2013

Oh so you guys want to get mad at the guy throwing punches after his opponent puts his hands up and gives up. But when Floyd sucker punches victor ortiz then its okay. Victor ortiz could of suffered the same…

Comment by c3dryk on 01-28-2013

R.I.P. kid

Comment by Bretty Poy32 on 01-28-2013

dayyum.... :(

Comment by ralph22 on 01-28-2013

all boxers are exposed to this..... RIP to this boy.

Comment by s210 on 01-28-2013

Sakti's real record prior to the fight according to the TV is 7-3, boxrec is incomplete he's still winning most of the rounds before the stoppage, maybe he has too much fights for a 17 year old [QUOTE=southpaw_07;12962502]They change the…

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