The South African Boxer died at just 24 and took on Siphesihle Mntungwa in Durban on Sunday. He was on course for a decision win inside the final round.
He passed away in the evening of the 7th of June, with his family and Boxing South Africa releasing a joint statement on Wednesday to announce his untimely passing.
He turned away from his opponent due to the head injuries he had sustained. The Clips of the fight went viral on Sunday given the bizarre nature of his defeat.
He was stopped by the referee after we walked to the corner of the ring and started fighting thin air.
He lost the contest in the 10th and final round when the referee waved it off after he turned away from his opponent and began swinging at nobody – just seconds after knocking Mntungwa down.
Just before the knockdown, he took a jab on the chin, losing his bearings shortly after as the fight resumed when his opponent got up from the ropes.
After the referee stopped the fight, Buthelezi was taken to hospital for checks. There he was put into an induced coma, but sadly would not return from it.
A joint statement from his family and Boxing South Africa read: “It is with great sadness for Boxing South Africa.
The Buthelezi family to announce the passing away of Mr. Simiso Buthelezi who passed away last night the 7th June 2022 at hospital in Durban.