Venezuela boxer succumbs to injuries during bout

Beijing [China]: Venezuela’s boxer Yeison Cohen has passed away, aged 28.

Cohen was in intensive care for 15 days after suffering brain haemorrhage during a bout on March 2 in Barranquilla, reports the Xinhua News Agency.

A number of deaths have rocked the world of boxing in recent weeks.

Earlier, Canadian boxer David Whittom, 39, had died after he was placed into a coma for ten months following a fight.

British boxer Scott Westgarth also died at the age of 31 after suffering some fatal injuries in a bout. (ANI)