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Injured boxer Wallberg is awake

Published söndag 16 juni 2013 kl 10.18
Frida Wallberg is Sweden's most successful female boxer of all time. Photo: Jessica Gow/Scanpix

Injured boxer Frida Wallberg has woken from her coma, reports Swedish Radio News. Her boyfriend says that she is dazed and tired, but doing well, considering the situation.

Wallberg was operated on for a brain hemorrhage on Friday night, after being knocked out in a world title match in Stockholm.

“She seems to be fully aware, and strangely enough started talking about the boxing match as soon as she woke,” says boyfriend Robert Stridsberg to news agency TT.

The boxer will be kept in the hospital for observation.

She was fighting Australian Diana Prazak to defend her lightweight world WIBF title but was knocked out in the eighth round.

Saturday evening Robert Stridsberg said to Swedish Radio Sport that the boxer was not as badly injured as doctors had feared.

”It was great to hear that there wasn’t any bleeding inside the brain.” Stridsberg said that it was a blood vessel on the outside of the brain that had ruptured. “The doctors thought that was very positive,” he said to Swedish Radio.

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