Undefeated boxer Miracle Amaeze died after a sparring session ended in tragedy. The younger fighter passed away three weeks after moving to 2-0.
The Nigerian got heralded as a potential future world champion for his country. He suffered two knockdowns in sparring and never recovered.
Amaeze defeated Friday Obasi on July 1st via a first-round knockout at Yucateco Arena in Ikorodu. Before that triumph, he beat Idowu Babatunde in the same manner at the same venue.
Those two impressive wins gave Nigerian boxing fans hope that they could follow a new superstar. Sadly, this will no longer be the case.
African boxing reporters Fight Gist revealed the sad news on social media.
“It’s with great pain we announce the passing away of the Nigerian light-heavyweight boxer MIRACLE “Active boxer” AMAEZE (2-0-0-2KOS).
“He passed away yesterday, July 23rd, 2022. Miracle lost consciousness after two knockdowns during a sparring session yesterday morning in Festac Town, Lagos.
“He was given first aid treatment before being rushed to the hospital for full treatment. Unfortunately, he gave up the ghost at the hospital yesterday evening.
“I express my sincerest sympathy to the family members, friends, and loved ones. Rest in peace, Champ.