Amateur boxing champ, Pedro Luis Sosa, was sent to the hospital and was listed in critical condition after a recent New York car accident. The boxer and his 20-year-old sister were traveling in a vehicle along the Cross Bronx Expressway during the early-morning hours when the multiple-car accident unfolded, according to Reuters. The accident happened on what was left over from that brutal Saturday snowstorm.
The slippery road caused the two siblings to slide into a number of vehicles. As the two stepped out of their vehicle to look over the damage, another vehicle plowed into them. They were knocked over the expressway’s barrier and down 75 feet below. The two were taken to Jacobi Medical Center. Sosa’s sister was pronounced dead on arrival. The boxer was listed in critical condition.
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Officials blame the accident and other pileups on the icy roadways.
“He’s got tremendous talent,” said Joe Zanders, the USA Boxing national coach. “He’s world class, there’s no doubt about it.”
Sosa just recently missed making it on the U.S. Olympic team for the games in London in 2012. The boxer won the USA Boxing national championship for the 141-pound light welterweight weight class.
Medical personnel at Jacobi Medical Center reported that the boxer was in stable condition after undergoing a five-hour surgery. The New York car accident put the boxer into a coma. His trainer reports that he is still unconscious but says that the surgery went well. Everyone is hoping that the boxer will regain his consciousness within the next few days.
In the accident, he also damaged his lungs, liver and broke a few ribs. Family members and boxing fans were relieved to see the results of the CAT scan and to see that the boxer suffered from no brain damage. Doctors report that there were no serious injuries to his spine and that he should be able to move normally once he recovers from his surgery.
Sosa was scheduled to sign a professional contract just two days after the accident with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.He was going to sign that professional contract in the company’s Manhattan office. His trainer reports that he would have been fighting in his first profession match by the end of the year.
“The most important thing is his health then God willing he can start little by little maybe in a year or two to train as a boxer,” said Zanders. Zanders has been the boxer’s trainer for the last 10 years.
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Boxing champion badly injured in New York car accident, by Jonathan Allen, Reuters
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