Boxer dies after knockout in WBC title match
An Italian boxer, Christian Daghio, has died after he was unconsciously knocked out during a fight in Thailand.
The 49-year-old, who had won seven world titles during his career, was knocked out twice in the final round of his WBC Asia title fight against Don Parueang last month, reports Metro UK.
After his second knockdown, Daghio was immediately rushed and trated by medical staff inside the ring but he did not regain consciousness.
He was subsequently taken to hospital in Bangkok where he spent two days in a coma before he was pronounced dead.
“He died as he wanted to die,’ Daghio’s brother, Fabrizio, told Il Resto del Carlino.
“I have no regrets because he was like that. He said he wanted to fight until he was 80.”
“The ring was his life and he died as a champion.
“My brother had a girlfriend in Thailand and a five-year-old girl,” he added.