BOXER Ludumo Lamati is in hospital after collapsing following his defeat to Nick Ball.
The South African was brutally stopped in the 12th and final round but caused concern when he collapsed in the corner.
Lamati, 31, was stretchered out of the ring and was later taken to hospital for checks, his promotional team revealed.
A statement read: "On Sat 27th May Ludumo Lamati was taken to
the Belfast hospital.On arrival, numerous tests and scans were carried out.
"He is currently under hospital care and the latest feedback from the medical team, this morning, is that his vital signs are stable.
"We will provide further updates as soon as they become available. Please keep him in your prayers."
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Lamati, a former IBO super-bantamweight champion, came into the bout with a record of 20 wins and one draw.
And he faced Liverpool's Ball on Michael Conlan's undercard in Belfast.
Ball, 26, was relentless throughout and forced the stoppage in the final stages of the fight, to move to 18-0 with 11 knockouts.
And after the win, the featherweight contender spoke out to wish Lamati well.
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He said: "It was a fast paced fight. So the main thing is his health, because as I say, this boxing is no joke. So I hope he's alright."
Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotion, who put on the fight, also tweeted out in support of Lamati.
A post read: "All of our thoughts are with Ludumo Lamati."
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