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Boxer Wallenberg "responded when spoken to"

Published lördag 15 juni 2013 kl 12.09
Frida Wallberg was knocked out by Australian Diana Prazak. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/Scanpix. Photo: Maja Suslin/Scanpix

Doctors woke injured boxer Frida Wallberg on Saturday afternoon, after operating on her for a brain hemorrhage in the night. Swedish Radio News reports that Wallberg responded when spoken to, and could follow objects with her eyes. Her boyfriend Corren.se says that doctors sedated her again, to wait for a specialist to arrive, and that they will wake her again around 5PM.

Frida Wallberg was knocked out in the eighth round of her match with Australian Diana Prazak, defending her lightweight WIBF world title in Stockholm on Friday night. She was taken to Karolinska hospital in Solna, north Stockholm.

Olof Johansson from the boxing association says to SVT Sport that the punches Wallenberg took should not have knocked her out. The association is to hold an investigation into whether there was any reason for Wallenberg's injury. "If anything happened during training that wasn't reported. But that's speculation on my part," says Johansson.

He has also said that Frida Wallberg's career has effectively been ended by this injury. The 30-year old Swede had fought 11 professional bouts previously.

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