Boxing: Russian boxer in coma after incident in Berlin subway

AP , Tuesday 12 May 2015

Russian heavyweight boxer Denis Boytsov has been placed in an artificial coma after being found with serious head injuries in a Berlin subway tunnel.

Boytsov, who has a 36-1 record, was found lying in the tunnel between two subway stations in the upmarket Charlottenburg district of western Berlin on May 3.

A statement on Boytsov's website Tuesday says the fighter was placed in a medically induced coma because of swelling on the brain.

It was not until late Monday that the 29-year-old Boytsov was publicly identified as the man injured in the incident. Although born in Russia, he has been based in Germany for more than a decade.

Berlin police said Tuesday that the case was still under investigation but that, based on witness interviews and video footage, the incident appears to have been an accident.

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