• Russian heavyweight Boytsov in coma after accident

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    BERLIN: Russian heavyweight boxer Denis Boytzov has been placed in an induced coma a week after being found unconscious in the Berlin metro, the German press reported on Tuesday.

    Germany-based Boytzov, 29, has been fighting for his life since being found by a train conductor suffering serious head injuries.

    “We know nothing about the circumstances of the accident and we won’t be making any comment. We only hope that he will recover soon,” promoter Kalle Sauderland told the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper.

    “The situation is even more tragic as Denis will become a father in three weeks,” his agent Gagik Chatschatryan added.

    Boytsov, a WBO challenger, has a 36-1 record with 27 KOs. His only defeat was to Australian Alex Leapai in November 2013.

    AFP

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