Teen Boxer Dies After Sparring at Burbank Gym

The 16-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the hospital

A 16-year-old boxer died Thursday night after what police described as "light sparring" at a gym in Burbank.

The boy reported that he was in pain after sparring -- often a short practice session with an opponent in the ring -- at Pullman's gym in the 4300 block of West Magnolia Avenue. He was transported at about 7 p.m. to St. Joseph's Medical Center.

Burbank police officers, at the medical center on an unrelated call, were alerted to the boy's arrival. The boy became unconscious at the hospital, and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, according to a Burbank police statement.

The coroner's office and Burbank police are investigating the case.

A sign posted in the gym's window indicated it would be closed Friday.

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