Fighter Brian Baronet's brain has stopped functioning and specialists believe he has no chance to recover from a knockout by American Kenny Vice, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday.

Anne Watson of St. Augustine's Hospital said doctors would decide later whether to switch off Baronet's life-support systems.

Baronet, a 27-year-old South African, suffered extensive brain damage and went into a coma when Vice knocked him out in the 10th round of their fight in Durban Tuesday.

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