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Mexican boxer Oscar Gonzales passes away after knockout

February 04, 2014, 11:32 UTC+3

February 1, Gonzales lost to Galicia, who knocked him out in 10th round

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Oscar Gonzales

Oscar Gonzales


MEXICO CITY, February 4. /ITAR-TASS/. Mexican boxer Oscar Gonzales that was hospitalized after a knockout in a match with his fellow-countryman Jesus Galicia, has been removed from life support due to lack of cerebral activity, according to Canelo promotions company.

February 1, Gonzales lost to Galicia, who knocked him out in 10th round. The boxer fainted on the ring and was hospitalized with hemorrhagic stroke. After 36 hours, physicians decided to remove the athlete from life support. He had no cerebral activity, and, in addition, he suffered from a heart seizure.

The boxer’s body has been brought to his native town of Tepic to be incinerated.

World Boxing Council will pay to Gonzales’ family an insurance sum of $50,000 since the match was held under auspices of this organization.

On the professional ring, Gonzales won 23 times (14 K.O.) and lost 3 matches. Losing to Galicia became the first pre-term in his career.

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