“It Was a Dreadful Situation”: Tyson Fury’s Promoter Explains the Situation Going On With Ludomo Lamati’s Head Injury After the Nick Ball Fight

Published 06/02/2023, 8:30 AM EDT

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The world of combat sports brutally demands its fighters to step on the canvas while hanging their lives on a thin wire. And sometimes, fighters face the consequences of signing such a life-threatening deal when stepping inside the ring. On the night of May 27th, the South African boxer, Ludumo Lamati, got overpowered inside the ring and was later taken to the hospital. As his trainer threw in the towel, Nick Ball won by a TKO as the whole SSE Arena was on their feet for the Luis Alberto LopezMichael Conlan undercard bout.

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The enthralling contest between Lamati and Ball was the exemplar of fighting spirit and the harsh repercussions of boxing. Throughout the fight, Ball managed to throw harder punches. In the 12th round, during the barrage of blows, the Englishman threw a left punch which became the final punch of the bout. Lamati’s trainer instantly made a decision that he’s seen enough after that punch and called off the fight. And now, after 5 days, Queensbury Promotions’ CEO, Frank Warren has given a health update of the boxer.

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Lamati showcased his warrior spirit, last Saturday night. This was the first loss of Lamati’s professional career, but there was not a second when he considered giving up, even though he seemingly was outclassed in the 12 rounds. Tyson Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, talked about Lamati’s condition in a recent interview with iFL TV. Warren reveals that he’s currently stable right now and explains his situation in a broader sense.

Lamati was instantly taken to the Belfast hospital after the fight ended and Warren revealed, “Yeah it was a dreadful situation, he had a bleed to his brain, he had an operation.” Then he went on to explain that the doctors decided to put the 5-foot-8-inch boxer in a medically-induced coma. Now this procedure is usually the norm when somebody faces a head injury.

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And then, Warren further revealed that the Queensbury team is trying their best to fly Lamati’s family to Belfast. He said, “We at Queensberry have reached out for it to get his family over here or get somebody of his family, hoping they can be at bedside when hopefully, he’s taken out of the coma. I believe they arrive sometime over today or tomorrow.”

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As of now, everybody in the boxing community is wishing the best for Ludumo Lamati. The fans are also hoping that he gets well soon and steps back into the ring like the champ he is. What are your thoughts about Lamati’s performance against Nick Ball? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Chirag Radhyan

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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has authored over 300 articles and loves to talk about the animosity between athletes, leading up to a fight. His coverage of the off-court drama between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury received widespread appreciation from readers.
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