It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Chukwuemeka Igboanugo. He was a boxer who represented Imo State. He lives in Enugu, Anambra, Nigeria. Read on to find out more about this tragic incident.
How did Chukwuemeka Igboanugo die?
That’s the question on many people’s minds since the Imo-born boxer lost a fight in the 86kg weight class, via knockout, to Prince Gaby Amagor of Anambra. During the National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta state, Igboanugo was beaten and was unable to get up afterwards.
The referee was forced to declare Amagor the winner of the match as Igboanugo was unable to continue. To make matters worse, Igboanugo remained pinned to the ground and had to be dragged for medical attention before being taken to a hospital.
There were murmurs of uncertainty among fans as they watched this remarkable turn of events unfold. In what seemed like minutes, Chukwuemeka Igboanugo met a tragic end, as he passed away in hospital due to injuries sustained in the match.
What was the cause of death for Chukwuemeka Igboanugo?
Tragically, Chukwuemeka Igboanugo died in the ring during a fiercely contested fight at the National Sports Festival in Asaba. The Imo-born wrestler was facing Prince Gaby Amagor of Anambra when disaster struck; after taking a blow to the chin, Igboanugo refused to stand up despite encouragement from the referee, leading to the fight being ruled in favor of Amagor and ultimately resulting in Igboanugo’s death. What started as an exciting match ended in unimaginable tragedy; Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case and highlights the risks associated with boxing.
Tribute to pour death chukwuemeka
Sure, we really miss you all
Very sad, may his soul rest in peace.
Better to be a politician than a boxer, may his soul rest in peace
Abdul Kezo IkonAllah
Following the death of boxer Chukwuemeka Igboanugo at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Asaba, Delta state on Tuesday, a boxing trainer blamed medical staff at the venue for his treatment and inaction that could have saved the athlete’s life. Igboanugo, representing Imo State, was said to have passed out after taking multiple hits to the chin from Anambra’s Gaby Amagor in their 86kg category fight.
Thereupon, the referee ended the fight after he was unable to recover.
“He was immediately taken out of the ring for medical treatment before being rushed to hospital, where he was confirmed dead,” a boxing official stated.
We are deeply saddened by this news and urge everyone to pray for their loved ones who have been left behind. He will always be remembered as an incredible fighter who inspired many. May he rest in peace.