Boxing Champion Dies Following Injuries During WBC Title Fight (Photos)

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Boxing Champion Dies Following Injuries During WBC Title Fight (Photos)

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Boxing Champion Dies Following Injuries During WBC Title Fight

Italian Christian Daghio has tragically died after a boxing title fight in Bangkok.

The 49-year-old, a former champion in Muay Thai and boxing, passed away in hospital on Friday after he was put in a coma due to injuries suffered during the WBC Asia title match against Don Parueang on October 26.

He leaves behind his wife and five-year-old daughter.

Footage shows Daghio being knocked out in the 12th round after receiving several huge punches to his head and face.



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He was immediately treated by medical staff in the ring before he was rushed to a hospital in Bangkok.

Daghio’s brother and manager Fabrizio has now confirmed the news of his sibling’s death.

He told Italian media: “Christian died as he wanted to die, that is in the ring. He dreamed of fighting until he was 80-years-old.”

Daghio has over 200 professional fights and won a total of seven world titles in Muay Thai and boxing.

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