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I'm fine now, says Baloyi

By unknown | Aug 15, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Amon Baloyi is alive and has been discharged from Garden City Clinic where this former South African lightweight has spent four days.

He left the hospital yesterday. The Limpopo fighter was admitted on Sunday morning after his brutal fight with Patrick Malinga at Johannesburg Park Station last Saturday night.

Baloyi collapsed before the start of the 12th round. He recovered after a few minutes and later went to Garden City Clinic as a precaution. He was cleared after two brain scans.

"I am okay. I am also not diabetic. There was concern that I could be brain damaged, but all fears have been allayed by results from the two brain scans," he said.

"I did not absorb severe punishment. Patrick does not hit that hard. If he packed such a mean punch surely he would have dropped me.

"I punch harder than him. It's just that something was wrong with me in that fight. I cannot explain it and I also do want to imply that umuthi - herbs - was used.

"I ran out of steam from round two. I don't know how because I was fit physically and mentally. My preparations were great and I have no weight problems."

Baloyi is optimistic that Malinga will give him a rematch.

l Top female referee and judge Sylvia Maphangule will be buried tomorrow morning in Limpopo.


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