Indonesia boxer dies after brain surgery

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) The Indonesian Boxing Commission says a professional boxer has died after undergoing brain surgery following a title fight Friday.

Indonesian Boxing Commission chairman Anton Sihombing said Muhammad Afrizal died early Wednesday at the Christian University (UKI) Hospital in eastern Jakarta.

Afrizal, a former Pan Asia Boxing Association featherweight champion, was rushed to the hospital when he vomited one hour after a junior-lightweight bout.

The 30-year-old Afrizal was knocked down once during the 12-round bout against countryman Irvan Marbun, who won in a unanimous decision.

Updated April 4, 2012

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