This Nigerian Boxer Is In Coma After Taking A ‘Very Heavy Punch’ During Fight

A British boxing star and father of two has been placed into a medically induced coma.

Last week, Huddersfield light-heavyweight Luis Palmer aka ‘Black Steel’ took to the ring with Grant Quigley at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.

However, ringside medics had to rush to his aid and he was later taken to hospital after suffering a ‘very heavy punch’ from his opponent.
Nigerian Boxer Is In Coma

British Boxing Board of Control chief Robert Smith was there at the time of the incident, the Daily Star reports.

He recalled:

“It was an evenly matched contest, he took a very heavy punch at the end of the [fourth] round.

“He was treated in the ring and taken to hospital. He’s suffering from a bleed. He’s in an induced coma, as is normal procedure, I have spoken to the doctors this morning and that’s where we are.”

Quigley is reported by Smith as being ‘obviously upset’ by the incident.

The fight was Quigley’s seventh bout and Palmer’s fourth.

However, Quigley had not fought for six years before getting into the ring with Palmer.

The show was run by St Andrew’s Sporting Club and was held to celebrate Scottish former pro boxer Kash Farooq’s career.

Farooq began boxing in 2015, however retired in January off the back of medical advice.


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