Nottingham coroner warning after boxer’s diet pills death

Lance Ferguson-PrayoggPeople trying to lose weight have been warned not to use “fat burning” pills after the death of boxer Lance Ferguson-Prayogg in Nottingham...found the weight loss pill to partly cause his death

Lance Ferguson-Prayogg,  from Liverpool, died of kidney failure two days after competing at the Forum club in the Corner House in the city centre in June of last year.

The boxer passed out soon after leaving the ring and was then taken to the Queens Medical Centre where he later died.

The Inquest at Nottingham Coroners Court found the diet pill T5 was in his system when he died and Coroner Jane Gillespie said the drugs partially caused his death.

The weight loss pill breaks down fat and turns it into acid. It is thought that this extra acid combined with the lactic acid produced in his system during the fight caused his kidneys to fail, leading to a cardiac arrest.

Martin Gooden is a boxing coach and nutritionist

After East Midlands Ambulance Service staff rushed him to hospital, medics put the Merseyside man, who was well-known as a talented boxer in the North West, into an induced coma but could not save his life.

Mr Ferguson-Prayogg, from Merseyside, had a partner and a daughter, and was ranked sixth in the super middleweight Organised International Boxing Association rankings before his death on June 22.

A manager at The Forum confirmed that no boxing events had been held at the venue since the incident and that discussions about whether they would recommence were still taking place.

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