Indonesian boxer Hero Tito has sadly died. Reports state that the boxer had fallen into a coma which eventually led to his death. He breathed his last on March 9. Ever since the news has appeared, the boxing community has been mourning his sudden death. Lennox Lewis and the other members of the community took to social media to pay their sincere respects to Hero Tito. Lennox shared a picture of the boxer and wrote that every time a fighter steps in the ring, they do so knowing it could be their last time.
Paying tributes to Hero Tito, former professional boxer Lennox Lewis wrote that the boxing fraternity has lost another member. Lennox addressed the boxer as Hero “The Lion” Tito. Other boxers and Tito’s fans also paid him tributes on social media and extended their deepest condolences to his grieving family. Let us tell you that Tito was married and is survived by his two daughters, aged 13 and 5. It is coming forward that Hero Tito died following the loss by knockout to James Mokoginta on Feb 27.
The boxer lost consciousness after obtaining an emphatic uppercut from Mokoginta in the seventh round of a fight at the Holywinfs Club in Jakarta. It resulted in Hero losing consciousness. Later, he was seen trying to recover to his feet but nothing seemed to work as he fell back down again and remained unconscious. To add, the match was a rematch of their fight that occurred in 2015 in which Tito was declared the winner by decision.
Freddie Roach, American boxing trainer and former boxer, shared a post on Twitter where he wrote that Indonesian boxer Heto died after several days of being in a coma due to injuries suffered in a fight last Sunday in Jakarta. Freddie further said that Hero Tito’s real name was Heru Purwanto. He was only 35-year-old at the time of his death. Hero was pronounced dead on Thursday, March 9, as the medical staff could not save him.
The news has affected all the fans of Hero including his family, mates, and friends. Although the news is quite saddening as the boxer was too young to leave the world, it is not the first time a fighter has lost his life after a match or in the ring. Earlier, Mexican boxer Jeannette Zacarias died after being defeated by a knockout in the fourth round. Besides, Korean boxer Duk Koo-Kim had also died after falling into a coma.
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