WBSS Quarter-Finalist In Coma
Most boxing fans only remember Erik Skoglund as the opponent of Callum Smith recently in the quarter-final round of the World Boxing Super Series. Smith defeated the previously undefeated Skoglund by unanimous decision.
In a saddening surprise his team released a statement (below) saying he was placed in a medically induced coma due to complications from a brain bleed.
Heartbroken. ? pic.twitter.com/n622fBgu12
— Kalle+NisseSauerland (@SauerlandBros) December 9, 2017
It is unclear at this time if the bleed was a result of his most recent bout with Smith or whether it happened in training. The truth is that boxing is a brutal sport period and there is no safe way or time to get hit in the head.
On behalf of everyone at 3KingsBoxing.com our prayers and thoughts are with Erik and his family at this time.
By: Chris Henderson