Boxer Davey Browne dies after fight with Filipino
MANILA, Philippines - Australian boxer Davey Browne Jr. has died from injuries incurred during his fight with Filipino boxer Carlo Magali, The Guardian reports.
Browne briefly regained consciousness after being knocked out in the twelfth round but collapsed in the ring on Friday, September 11 at Ingleburn RSL Club in the Sydney suburb of Ingleburn.
The 28-year-old Browne (22-2-1, 8 knockouts) was taken to Liverpool Hospital, where the family made the decision to turn off life support 4 days later, it’s reported.
Australian National Boxing Federation president John McDougall was in attendance and told the Sydney Morning Herald that scene was “horrific.”
“The Filipino hit him with a crashing punch and he was out cold before he hit the floor,” McDougall said.
Browne, a father of two, turned professional in 2005 and went undefeated in his first 16 bouts before losing a technical decision to future IBF featherweight titleholder Billy Dib in 2009. Browne remained out of the ring from 2009-2013, during which time he got married and start a family, according to aus-boxing.com.
The 28-year-old Magali (19-7-3, 10 KOs), who hails from Nonito Donaire Jr’s hometown of Talibon, Bohol, Philippines, did not respond to Facebook messages requesting comment.
This is the second incident this year involving an Australian boxer dying from injuries sustained in a bout against a Filipino. In March, boxer Brayd Smith succumbed to head injuries following a decision loss to John Vincent Moralde. – Rappler.com