Boxer Hugo Santillan, 23 years old, has died from injuries sustained in his most recent bout last Saturday against Eduardo Javier Abreu.
Santillan’s death was confirmed by Dr. Graciela Olocco from Hospital Agudos San Felipe in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The boxer was having a blood clot removed from his brain and twice went into cardiorespiratory failure before succumbing to cardiac arrest a little after midnight local time.
Olocco said: “Upon admission to the hospital, he had successive kidney failure and he did not come out of his coma, […] 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.”
Santillan is the second boxer to die this week.
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