Cruiserweight David Light suffers mild stroke after 12 rounds with Lawrence Okolie
David Light is reportedly in hospital after suffering a 'mild stroke' just weeks after his recent defeat at the hands of WBO World cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie.
31-year-old New Zealander David Light is receiving treatment in hospital after suffering a mild stroke just weeks after his defeat at the hands of Lawrence Okolie in March, according to reports.
The world title contender was outpointed by his British rival in Manchester as they battled for the WBO cruiserweight belt, with defending champion Okolie earning a unanimous decision after failing to stop Light over the 12 championship rounds.
The former WBO Global cruiserweight champion is said to have sought medical attention after becoming unwell following his return to New Zealand after the fight, although an initial CT scan was clear and he was diagnosed with delayed concussion before being discharged. However, continued symptoms led to Light being admitted to Waitakere Hospital on April 17 and it has since been confirmed via an official statement released by Peach Boxing that he suffered a mild stroke.
"David reported no ill effects in the aftermath of the bout and returned home to New Zealand on April 1," the statement reads. "On April 5, David began feeling unwell and sought medical attention. He underwent a CT scan, which was clear. He was diagnosed with delayed concussion and discharged.
"David continued to have symptoms and on April 17 he was admitted to Waitakere Hospital. A second CT scan was also clear. David then received a contrast CT scan, which revealed a blood clot. David underwent surgery that night for 'clot retrieval'."
BBN would like to wish David a speedy recovery.
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