Simiso Buthelezi was a professional boxer from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. He competed as a lightweight during his career.
He was a young man who had his whole career ahead of him, having fought only four professional bouts in his time as a pugilist.
The young boxer was undefeated before he suffered the fatal injury in the match; he was on course to add another victory to his record. He had a record of 4-1 following his latest match.
Simiso has two knockouts to his name and was in the ring to compete for the vacant World Boxing Federation African Lightweight title against Siphesilhe Mntungwa in only his fifth bout.
His opponent, Mntungwa, has a 6-1-2 record. Buthelezi’s tragic death has thrown the boxing world into despair.
Simiso Buthelezi Death Video, Death Photos Of The South African Boxer
There has been an outpouring of grief since the death of the young boxer was announced. We bring you footage of how his death occurred.
Simiso Buthelezi Death Photos