Boxer Michael Norgrove Dies

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[pullquote_left][/pullquote_left]Michael Norgrove a Zambian national based in London died on Saturday the 6th of April after bleeding on the brain just eight days after collapsing at the ring in Blackfriars South London.

Reports from the BBC say: Norgrove, 31, is the first boxer to die after a fight in the UK since bantamweight James Murray in 1995.

Norgrove had been taking part in his first fight after a two-year break from the sport.

The light-middleweight was undefeated and had he beaten Sedgley’s Tom Bowen, it would have been a sixth straight win.

He was a sparring partner of boxer James DeGale, who won a gold medal in the Beijing Olympic Games.

Paying tribute to Norgrove, Ms Harris said: “Michael was one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met.

“He always had a smile on his face and never had a bad word to say about anybody.

“Everybody who knew Michael loved him.”

It is a sad time for the Zambian sporting industry,and at the same time raises the question to weather boxing can be a sport of recommendation for the growing youth, where health and safety come into question. it is certainly no secret that the greatest boxer in the history of boxing Muhammed Ali, pictured below, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s syndrome in 1984, a disease that is common to head trauma from activities such as boxing.


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