Boxer Ludumo Lamati, who passed out after his match, is currently ‘awake’ and shown promising signs of improvement in his recovery.

According to a tweet by sports journalist Michael Benson, the boxer Ludumo Lamati, who collapsed earlier this week following his 12-round fight with Nick Ball, is ‘awake’ and showing ‘good signs of development’ in his recovery from his injury. Nick Ball defeated Ludumo Lamati via technical knockout in the 12th round of their fight for the WBC Silver featherweight title. After Ball dominated the first 11 rounds of the fight, Lamati was knocked out by Ball in the 12th round.

After his fight with Nick Ball, the South African boxer passed unconscious due to the relentless right blows that Ball had been landing on him. This caused the corner of Lamati’s opponent to throw in the towel. After then, Lamati was wheeled out on a stretcher and put into a coma that was induced by medical professionals.

This is the tweet that was sent out by Michael Benson:

“Good news today regarding Ludumo Lamati, who suffered a knockout loss to Nick Ball over the weekend and collapsed in his corner before having to be carried out of the arena on a stretcher,”
Michael Benson
Michael Benson @MichaelBensonn
Ludumo Lamati, who suffered a knockout loss to Nick Ball over the weekend and slumped in his corner before being carried out of the ring on a stretcher, is doing better, according to an update provided today…
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On June 3, an update regarding Ludumo Lamati was published via the official Instagram feed for Boxing 5 Promotions. The following is what was written in the post’s caption:

“Ludumo is alert, and he is demonstrating signs of excellent progress. He is currently under the watchful eye of the medical personnel, who are providing excellent care for him. Thank you for continuing to offer up uplifting prayers for the winner!”

Does Ludumo Lamati’s in-ring collapse reignite the conversation of deaths due to head trauma in boxing?

Any sport that involves hitting and kicking someone in the head raises concerns about the possibility of brain trauma, whether it be long-term or short-term. Boxing and mixed martial arts communities have been particularly receptive to the topic of discussion as of late. Boxing, on the other hand, has unquestionably more casualties in sanctioned bouts than any other form of combat sport that is now practiced. This conclusion can be drawn from the figures, as well as the age of the sport itself.

There have been seven deaths that have been documented to date in sanctioned bouts of mixed martial arts, and there have been ten deaths that have been recorded in unofficial bouts of mixed martial arts. These figures may change in the future. Even yet, there is still the risk of sustaining head injuries from participating in mixed martial arts (MMA). Boxing, on the other hand, is a sport in which competitors face off against one another while standing in a clinch and exchanging blows to the head.

After losing consciousness in the ring, Ludumo Lamati (photo courtesy of @boxingscene on Twitter):
After losing consciousness in the ring, Ludumo Lamati (photo courtesy of @boxingscene on Twitter):
In addition, despite the fact that boxers use larger gloves than the 4 ounce gloves used in mixed martial arts (MMA), taking repeated blows to the head over an extended period of time might cause long-term brain damage for boxers.

Due to bleeding in the brain, Lamati required surgery; after the procedure, he was placed in a coma due to the severity of his condition. Kenneth Egano, another Filipino boxer, was not as fortunate as Lamati in this regard and did not make it out of the bout alive. In the beginning of the month of May, Egano competed in Manny Pacquiao’s Blow by Blow boxing promotion.

Kenneth Egano, like Lamati, went out after his battle and was immediately taken to the hospital. However, in contrast to the South African boxer, Egano ultimately passed away as a result of a cerebral hemorrhage.

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