Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Brunswick Boxer David Whittom Dies Months after Suffering Brain Hemorrhage

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Brunswick Boxer David Whittom Dies Months after Suffering Brain Hemorrhage

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Canadian boxer dies following knockout loss

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New Brunswick boxer David Whittom, who had been in an induced coma since suffering a brain hemorrhage following a fight last spring, has died. He was 39.

His partner, Jelena Zerdoner, announced his death on Facebook on Friday.

"With a broken heart in a million pieces, I announce to you my friends that my David Whittom has joined the angels and my mother this afternoon," she said in French.

"Rest in peace my champion."

Whittom's passing nearly 10 months after a knockout prompted an outpouring of support on social media from friends, fans and fellow boxers.

Brandon Brewer, a professional boxer and Canadian light middleweight champion from Fredericton, offered his "deepest condolences" to Whittom's family. …

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