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Hungarian boxer Andras Nagy dies in Australia

by on May.07, 2009, under Boxing News, Mike DeLisa, Obituaries

R.I.P. Andras Nagy

R.I.P. Andras Nagy

By Mike DeLisa

CBZ—Hungarian light-heavyweight boxer Andras Nagy, 23, died this morning following a brain injury suffered while sparring in Melbourne, Australia.

“He was a very talented boxer. His death is a terrible tragedy,” Hungarian Boxing Federation president Sandor Csotonyi said.  “[He] took part in the senior World Amateur Boxing Championships when he was 19 years of age. He turned professional because of financial problems, which I am very sorry about,” Csotonyi said.

On May 1, his birthday, Nagy recieved a blow to his head which caused him to be hospitalized with brain swelling. He underwent two operations in Melbourne, on May 1 and 4, before being  placed in an artificial coma.  He died Thursday, at 0100 GMT

During his amateur career, Nagy, a native of the city of Gyor in northwest Hungary, competed for the Vasas sports club.  Competing in the 165-pound class, Nagy won a silver medal at the 2002 World Cadet Championship in Kecskemet, Hungary.

He took part in the 2005 World Senior Boxing Championships in Mianyang, China, winning his first match and losing the second.

Csotonyi said Nagy – —who had a 3-0 professional record -— was on a six-month stay in Australia, boxing with a Croatian license.

Nagy’s corpse will be returned to Hungary, Csotonyi said.

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