The sport of boxing has suffered yet another loss of life in the ring.
Indonesian boxer Hero Tito (real name Heru Purwanto) fights James Mokoginta in a lightweight bout on February 27 in Jakarta. Tito, 35, lost in the seventh knockout round and was later taken to the hospital.
Tito was then placed in a coma due to the injuries he sustained but lost his life on Thursday, March 3.
Debuting professionally on February 28, 2004, Tito fought 48 times and won 29 times.
Tito is survived by his wife and two daughters aged 13 and 5.
Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis took to social media to comment on the death.
“Every time a boxer steps into the ring, they know it could be their last. The Brotherhood of Boxing has lost another member. Rest in love Hero “Lion” Tito. ”
Our deepest condolences to all of us at Boxing Social to Tito’s family and friends.