posted on Jan, 20 2004 @ 05:49 PM
A boxer died a week after he was knocked out, the latest death of an Indonesian fighter.Antonius Moses Seram, 20, died Monday night, Indonesia Boxing
Commission spokesman Firman Gindu said.
Moses was knocked out by Kaichon Sor Vorapin of Thailand in the eighth round of a junior flyweight bout Jan. 13. Moses took several punches to the
head, later lapsed into a coma and did not awake.
The WBC imposed a six-month ban in December 2001 on Indonesian boxers fighting in WBC-sanctioned bouts outside the country. At the time, five fighters
had died in 18 months.The ban was lifted in July 2002 since then, at least one other boxer has died.