New Zealand boxer seriously injured

New Zealand boxer Daniel McKinnon had emergency surgery for
life-threatening injuries after losing to compatriot Robert
Berridge in a WBO Oriental light-heavyweight title fight
Saturday.

The 30-year-old McKinnon was listed in a serious but stable
condition in Waikato Hospital.

McKinnon and Berridge were knocked down in the fight that
Berridge won by a technical knockout in the 10th round.

McKinnon complained of head pain about 15 minutes after the
fight and was rushed to hospital.

His manager, Ken Reinsfield, said McKinnon’s condition improved
after surgery ”but he is not out of the woods. He’s doing better
this morning than he was last night.”