Australian heavyweight boxing star Justis Huni is rushed to hospital dying of a mystery illness


Australian heavyweight boxing star Justis Huni is rushed to hospital dying of a mystery illness after winning a 10 round war

  • Huni was taken to hospital in Brisbane in an ambulance on Tuesday morning
  • Was first hospitalized with abdominal pain on Monday, but returned home
  • Illness follows fight against Kiki Leutele, which pushed him hard over 10 rounds

Rising Australian heavyweight star Justis Huni was rushed to hospital in an ambulance with severe abdominal pain after being pushed to the limit during his 10 round slugfest with Kiki Leutele on Friday night.

The 23-year-old was admitted to a hospital in Brisbane on Tuesday morning and it is still unclear what the source of the pain is.

Huni was first taken to hospital on Monday evening and returned home, but his father Rocki called an ambulance when his condition did not improve, according to the Mail Mail.

Huni (left) received a heavy punishment in his fight against Kiki Leutele on Friday night and was hospitalized for the first time on Monday

The talented heavyweight returned home on Monday evening but was rushed to hospital in an ambulance on Tuesday morning when mysterious and agonizing abdominal pain persisted.

The talented heavyweight returned home on Monday evening but was rushed to hospital in an ambulance on Tuesday morning when mysterious and agonizing abdominal pain persisted.

The urgency followed Huni’s surprisingly tough victory over Leutele, who rocked him several times in their clash at the Nissan Arena in Brisbane.

Huni’s world boxing title aspirations hung by a thread when Leutele, an $11 underdog with bookmakers, rocked him in the fourth round.

The 23-year-old stumbled but regained his footing before the New Zealander connected with another right hand in round six and the crowd felt a major outburst.

But the Brisbane favorite gave himself space and steadied himself, scraping with jabs and body shots as Leutele fatigued for 10 tense rounds.

The judges scored the fight against Huni 99-91, 97-93, 98-92 as the 23-year-old took his record to 7-0, with Leutele now 8-2-2.

The 23-year-old is also sweating due to a right hand injury which occurred in the fifth round of the fight against Leutele.  He had already had surgery after beating Paul Gallen in 2021

The 23-year-old is also sweating due to a right hand injury which occurred in the fifth round of the fight against Leutele. He had already had surgery after beating Paul Gallen in 2021

The performance came despite Huni feeling pain in his right hand after landing a body blow in the fifth round, with the boxer admitting he gritted his teeth during the second half of the fight.

He was due to see a specialist about hand scans on Tuesday, but that was canceled due to his hospitalization.

It’s a worrying development for the rising star, who had to undergo hand surgery after beating Paul Gallen last June.

In June this year he was embroiled in another drama when his Brisbane home was targeted in a drive-by shooting.

The house was hit by nine gunshots as 10 family members, including a baby and a young child, slept inside.

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