February 28, 2021

The Argentine boxer who passed out in a fight dies

Argentine boxer Hugo "Dinamita" Santillán, 23, died Thursday in a hospital in the province of Buenos Aires where he was hospitalized in a coma after passing out last Saturday while reading the failure of his fight with the Uruguayan Eduardo Abreu , medical sources reported.

Santillán was assisted in the ring, was given oxygen and was transferred to the San Felipe hospital, where he was admitted to intensive care. Santillán and Abreu disputed the light silver Latin title of the World Boxing Council (WBC). When he was removed on a stretcher from the ring, Abreu, the current champion, applauded him respectfully with gestures of concern.

"The final failure is a cardiac arrest, the issue is that the patient was in a coma, was always in a coma, assisted. He had cerebral edema," said Dr. Graciela Olocco, from the San Felipe hospital, to the radio LT9. The doctor said that "it cannot be determined" if the cause of the edema was the blows of the last fight or if the fighter already had health problems.

Santillán, who debuted as a professional in 2015 with a win over Osvaldo Escalante, won 19 wins (eight by KO), a draw and six losses (two by KO), according to data from the official news agency Télam

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