South African boxer Ludumo Lamati is currently in a stable condition after he was rushed to the hospital. Lamati competed in a bout against Nick Ball in Belfast but soon collapsed after the match.
Lamati was stopped in the 12th round. However, as soon as Lamati got back to his corner he passed out and needed oxygen. The 31-year-old was carried off the ring on a stretcher and transported to the hospital for examinations.
His promoter recently issued a statement on his status. According to the statement, Lamati underwent a series of tests and scans. He is currently under hospital care and his vital signs are stable.
The statement read: “On Sat 27th May Ludumo Lamati was taken to the Belfast hospital. On arrival, numerous tests and scans were carried out. He is currently under hospital care and the latest feedback from the medical team, this morning, is that his vital signs are stable.”
“We will provide further updates as soon as they become available. Please keep him in your prayers.”
Despite the remarkable performance by Nick Ball, the incident involving Lamati’s collapse overshadowed the match’s outcome. With a record of 20 wins and one draw, Lamati entered the ring as a formidable opponent. On the other hand, Ball improved his undefeated record to 18-0, including 11 knockouts.
Expressing immediate concern for his fallen opponent, Ball wished Lamati a swift recovery. He said: “It was a fast paced fight, weren’t it. So the main thing is his health, because as I say, this boxing is no joke. So I hope he’s alright.”
Queensbury Promotions which is managed by Frank Warren, extended their support and well-wishes to Ludumo Lamati through a heartfelt tweet.
The post was captioned: “All of our thoughts are with Ludumo Lamati.”
The match between Lamati and Ball was on the undercard of the IBF featherweight title between Michael Conlan and Luis Alberto Lopez. Conlan was defeated, missing out on the world title for the second time in his career.
Reflecting on the match, Conlan expressed the need for self-reflection and stated his intention to take a break from social media to focus on his family and future plans. He said: “Wasn’t at the races, couldn’t seem to get going and paid the price for it. I’m gonna take some time away from social media now to enjoy my family and decide what the next steps for me are.”
Nick Ball WITH A VICIOUS 12TH ROUND TKO VICTORY OVER Ludumo Lamati pic.twitter.com/3ly5EE5Bsm
— Andrew Tucker World (@drew8527) May 27, 2023
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