Filipino boxer Kenneth Egano dies after falling right into a coma following eight-round combat

Filipino boxer Kenneth Egano dies after falling right into a coma following eight-round combat

Filipino boxer Kenneth Egano dies after falling into a coma following eight-round�fight

Filipino boxer, Kenneth Egano, who collapsed right into a coma following his bout with Jason Facularin on Could 6, has died.

Egano, 22,  collapsed in his nook of the ring following his eight-round bout with Facularin on the Imus Sports activities Gymnasium in Imus, Cavite, Philippines whereas combating on a card promoted by Manny Pacquiao.

He was rushed to Imus Docs Hospital and instantly positioned right into a coma, it emerged he had suffered a mind haemorrhage. The information of his passing was introduced simply 4 days in a while Could 10.

Egano received the combat in opposition to Facularin and the referee had awarded him the victory in absentia, signifying such by elevating his personal hand with out that of a fighter’s connected.

His last combat got here as a part of Pacquiao’s Blow by Blow sequence, which kinds a part of a weekly boxing tv programme within the fighter’s native nation.

Pacquiao, an eight-time world champion, had beforehand mentioned that he would pay for the medical care of Egano.

Paying tribute to the fighter, Pacquiao mentioned that there’s nothing extra ‘treasured’ than life, and made reference to the risks boxing poses to those that participate.

‘There may be nothing extra treasured than human life,’ he mentioned. ‘Boxing is really a harmful sport and the boxers deserve nothing however respect as they put their lives on the road.

‘Different sports activities you play, however you don’t play boxing.’

In the meantime, asserting the information, the Philippines’ Video games and Amusements Board despatched their condolences to Egano’s household and associates.

‘The whole company of Video games and Amusements Board (GAB) mourns the passing {of professional} boxer Kenneth Egano,’ they wrote. ‘Our condolences to Kenneth’s household, relations and associates.

‘Could his soul relaxation in peace.’

His opponent on the evening posted his personal tribute on social media, expressing shock and disappointment that they might expertise such horrors collectively.

‘I didn’t count on that it will occur once we did our greatest,’ he wrote. ‘Why did it occur to us? “Sorry that it occurred. I hope you’re in a superb place.’

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