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Boxer dies after collapsing in the ring

TREATMENT: Norgrove was taken to The Royal London Hospital (pictured)

A BOXER who collapsed in the ring and was put into a drug-induced coma passed away on Saturday (April 6).

Michael Norgrove, 31, suffered a blood clot on his brain, causing him to lose consciousness during a contest at The Ring boxing club in Southwark, south London on March 28.

He received treatment at the The Royal London Hospital.

Fighting in the light-middleweight weight division, Zambia-born Norgrove was competing in his sixth professional against Tom Bowen when the incident occurred.

Norgrove fought as an amateur for the Repton Boxing Club in east London and the club said of his passing: "We are saddened to hear that ex-Repton boxer Michael Norgrove has died nine days after collapsing in the ring at the Blackfriars Venue in London, doing what he loved.”

It is the first time that a boxer has died in a ring in the UK since 1995.

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