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Another Boxer dies this week of Brain injury in Argentina

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Argentine boxer Hugo Santillan became the second boxer to die this week after suffering from Boxing related injuries. The 23-year old from Santa Fe, Argentina was fighting Eduardo Abreu in San Nicolas for the WBC Latino Silver Lightweight title last Saturday.

He was taken to the San Felipe Hospital in Buenos Aires and underwent an emergency surgery following which he died on Thursday, according to a statement from the World Boxing Council.

Another Boxer dies this week of Brain injury in Argentina - Santillan

According to the British Newspaper, The Guardian, Hugo Satillan’s nose began to bleed in the fourth round, but he completed the fight and the result was announced as a draw.

Upon admission to the hospital, he had successive kidney failure and he did not come out of his coma,” Dr Graciela Olocco from the San Felipe Hospital told The Guardian. “He had swelling of his brain and he never recovered consciousness. The swelling continued to worsen and it affected the functioning of the rest of his organs.”

Olocco added that Santillan had surgery for a clot on the brain but died after a cardiac arrest at 12:35 a.m. local time on Thursday.” (H/T – Deadspin.com)

Many Boxers and fans expressed their condolences following the tragic incident.

 

This week has been terrible for boxing fans who have been mourning the death of Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev. The Russian passed away after suffering brain damage following injuries in his fight against Subriel Matias.

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