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Boxer’s heart to be donated after death

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Jakub Moczyk, who was known as Kuba to his friends and family, died from a traumatic head injury

A boxer who died after a knockout punch in his first match donated his heart to help others, an inquest has heard.

Jakub Moczyk, 22, better known as Kuba, was knocked out in the third round of his debut fight at the Tower Complex in Great Yarmouth on 19 November.

He died two days later at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston.

An inquest into his death heard he died from a traumatic head injury. The inquest was opened at Norwich Coroner’s Court and adjourned until 3 May 2017.

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Area coroner Yvonne Blake said: “Kuba has donated his heart to help others.”

Mr Moczyk’s twin sister Magdalena Moczyk had set up a GoFundMe page called Wake up Kuba in order to raise £20,000 for specialist treatment abroad. She managed to raise more than £4,000 before he died surrounded by family.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-38130950