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David Light Suffered Mild Stroke Days After Battle Against Lawrence Okolie

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David Light (left) hugs Lawrence Okolie following the WBO World Cruiserweight bout at the AO Arena, Manchester. Picture date: Saturday March 25, 2023. (Photo by Peter Byrne/PA Images via Getty Images)

In the wake of New Zealand Cruiserweight contender David Light’s battle with British WBO champion Lawrence Okolie, David Light has been reportedly suffered a ‘minor stroke’ which has forced the New Zealander to currently be treated in a hospital in Auckland (where he resides) following a surgery in response to a blood clot that he was eventually diagnosed with.

David Light (20-1, 12 KO’s), who is widely regarded as one of New Zealand’s best active boxers, suffered a stroke on April 5th in his home country where he was first diagnosed with a delayed concussion that could have accumulated as a result of his bout with Lawrence Okolie (19-0, 14 KO’s) on March 25th. Though he was discharged after his diagnosis, the New Zealander returned back to the hospital two weeks later due to lingering symptoms.

Subsequent scanning then discovered he had suffered a brain clot to the brain ― which in layman’s terms means his brain was bleeding out ― which required him to have surgery. David Light has since then been recovering from the surgery that he followed through with and is expected to make a full recovery, according to his doctors.

I don’t have information of what’s happening in the hospital, all I know is David’s going really well. Each day I see him he’s getting better. He’s talking, he’s smiling, he’s laughing.Isaac Peach ― a former pro boxer turned who now serves as David Light’s head trainer ― shared with the New Zealand Herald.

His fight camp now is to get better and get well.” The New Zealander coach said.

It is still unknown whether David Light’s match with Lawrence Okolie had been the catalyst or even the cause to the sudden appearance of this blood clot, but fortunately the New Zealander has received swift help. In light of the news, our editing team wishes David Light and his team a speedy and sound recovery.