boxing death - updates

Rappler's latest stories on boxing death


Second boxer in two days dies from head injuries after fight

Jul 26, 2019 - 9:15 AM

Only 23 years old, Argentine fighter Hugo Santillan dies from injuries just days after the death of Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev

TRAGEDY. Hugo Santillan collapsed while waiting to hear the result of his fight with Eduardo Abreu. Photo from WBC

Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after fight

Jul 24, 2019 - 8:33 AM

Ranked in the top 5, the 28-year-old Maxim Dadashev has died from brain injuries sustained during his fight with Subriel Matias

TRAGIC. Maxim Dadashev passed away despite undergoing an emergency brain surgery. File photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Canadian boxer dies 10 months after fight left him in a coma

Mar 23, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The 39-year-old boxer David Whittom from Quebec was knocked out in the 10th and final round of his May 27, 2017 fight against Gary Kopas for the Canadian light heavyweight title

LAST BOUT. This was David Whittom last fight which sent hin into coma. From David Whittom's Facebook account

Muhammad Ali's childhood in the segregated US south

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:00 PM

To understand what made Muhammad Ali tick it helps to look at the roiling social turmoil of his childhood in the segregated US south

HOMETOWN HERO. A mural of Muhammad Ali in Louisville, Kentucky, hometown of the boxing legend. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Boxing ban urged in Australia after Davey Browne Jr dies

Sep 15, 2015 - 2:39 PM

The Australian Medical Association AMA called for a ban on boxing after Davey Browne Jr died from injuries sustained in his fight with Filipino boxer Carlo Magali

TRAGEDY. Davey Browne Jr has died at age 28. Photo from Browne's Facebook

Boxer Davey Browne dies after fight with Filipino

Sep 15, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Browne was knocked out in the twelfth round of his fight with Carlo Magali on Friday The family turned off life support 4 days later

TRAGEDY IN THE RING. Davey Browne Jr (R) has died after being knocked out by Carlo Magali (L) in Australia. Photo from Asian Boxing Scene's Facebook

Boxer John Moralde continues to spar with opponent's death

Jun 16, 2015 - 1:41 AM

After the death of his last opponent Davao boxer John Vincent Moralde struggles to find peace in his violent sport

LIVING VICTIM. John Vincent Moralde is still fighting to overcome the death of his last opponent, 23-year-old law student Brayd Smith of Australia. Photo by Naoki Mengua/Rappler

Medics in Australia demand ban on boxing after fighter’s death

Mar 17, 2015 - 7:32 PM

We believe that a so called sport where two people knock each other in the head as often as you possibly can to win a bout seems rather barbaric

BAN BOXING. Australian medics call for the ban of boxing in Australia following the death of 23-year-old fighter Braydon Smith.  Photo from Team Moralde

Australian boxer Smith dies following fight with Filipino

Mar 16, 2015 - 3:33 PM

Braydon Smith the Australian boxer who collapsed shortly after losing a ten round boxing match to Filipino fighter John Vincent Moralde has died

Despite his bruises, Brayd Smith (C) showed no signs of distress until well after his ten-round fight with John Vincent Moralde (L). Photo from Team Moralde