An Auckland boxer has died days after receiving a head injury during a routine sparring session.
Lucy Brown, 31, died on August 22.
The mother of two was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition, after she collapsed after routine sparring at Wellsford Boxing Sport & Fitness Club at Centennial Park on August 18.
Auckland City Police detective senior sergeant Lloyd Schmid said the woman had been on life support for a number of days and died on Wednesday morning at 7.45am.
“Police are not in a position to release her name at this stage and the matter has been referred to the coroner,” he said.
He said, she was airlifted to Auckland City Hospital after feeling unwell and was subsequently put on life support.
“Unfortunately there have been a number of conflicting reports in the media regarding when she died and this has not been helpful.”
Friends and family have been rallying around, sharing thoughts and prayers for Brown and her family since her injury.
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