Luis Quinones died 5 days after suffering a severe head injury in a knockout loss.
The Junior welterweight boxer was only 25.
His brother, Leonardo Quinones, announced the passing on Facebook, saying, “You went ahead of us my loving brother, now you are with your heavenly father, whom you adored and served, I love you my brother Luis Quinones, forever and ever in our hearts,” Leonardo wrote of his brother.
In the eighth round of the Quinones-Munoz fight, Munoz lost his mouthguard, so the ref stopped the fight so Munoz could get it back. When the bout resumed, Quinones, who was visibly stumbling in the ring, was knocked down.
He was removed from the canvas on a stretcher. At the North General Clinic in Barranquilla, he underwent surgery for “neurological deterioration as a result of head trauma due to traumatic contusions.” Doctors also found a subdural hematoma, where blood collects between the skull and the brain, and performed surgery for that as well.
He was declared brain-dead on Thursday but was still connected to a respirator until his passing at midnight.
Luis Quinones had been 10-0 prior to this defeat.
Quiñones is at least the third boxer to die from complications in the ring this year.