Boxer dies following fight in Argentina – just two days after Russian fighter Maxim Dadashev
Boxer Hugo Santillan has died following a fight in Argentina.
The 23-year-old super lightweight died from injuries suffered during Saturday’s fight with Uruguayan champion Eduardo Javier Abreu which ended in a draw.
Santillan’s passing was confirmed by the WBC, a statement read: ‘RIP Hugo Santillan. He passed away from injuries suffered during Saturday’s fight which ended in a draw.
‘We join Hugo’s family and friends in grief, support and wish prompt resignation.’
It comes just two days after Russian lightweight Maxim Dadashev, 28, died after suffering a brain bleed following a brutal fight against a Puerto Rican opponent in Maryland.
The Argentine was hospitalised after fainting in the ring and needing oxygen following the brutal fight in San Nicolas.
He was treated for a brain clot and suffered two heart attacks, La Nacion reported.