Argentine boxer Hugo Alfredo Santillan died Thursday in Buenos Aires of accidents suffered in his battle Saturday towards Eduardo Javier Abreu, Dr. Graciela Olocco from Hospital Agudos San Felipe confirmed to native media.
Santillan was 23.
He turns into the second boxer this week to die from accidents sustained within the ring.
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Maxim Dadashev of Russia died Tuesday after struggling an analogous mind damage throughout a battle Friday in Maryland towards Subriel Matias of Puerto Rico. Dadashev was 28.
In line with ringside reviews from Buenos Aires (through ESPN.com), Santillan’s nostril started to bleed within the fourth spherical of Saturday’s 10-round bout and, although he raised his arm in victory after the battle, he collapsed after the judges introduced the battle as a draw.
Santillan, nicknamed “Dynamite,” underwent surgical procedure for a clot on his mind and twice went into cardiorespiratory failure earlier than he died of cardiac arrest at 12:35 a.m. Thursday native time Thursday, Olocco confirmed.
“Upon admission to the hospital, he had successive kidney failure and he did not come out of his coma,” Olocco mentioned (through 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.”
The WBC expressed its condolences, tweeting, partly, “We join Hugo’s family and friends in grief.”
RIP Hugo Santillan.
He handed away from accidents suffered throughout Saturday’s battle which led to a draw.
We be a part of Hugo’s household and buddies in grief, help and want immediate resignation.
– World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) July 25, 2019
A tremendous light-weight, Santillan – the son of former boxer Alfredo Santillan – made his professional debut in 2015 and was 19-6-2 with eight KOs.