Kenneth Egano had a lot more life to live, but won’t get to it after he tragically died at the age of 22 years old.
The Filipino boxer died days after collapsing in the ring following a fight.
Egano, from General Santos City, survived a knockdown to defeat Jason Facularin by a unanimous decision in an eight-round bantamweight bout. However, he would suddenly collapse in his corner before the winner was announced and was taken from the ring on a stretcher.
He would then be rushed to Imus Doctors Hospital, where he was placed in a coma because of a brain hemorrhage.
The card he was on was part of Manny Pacquiao’s TV series “Blow by Blow,” which showcases boxing in The Philippines.
Pacquiao has already announced that he would pay for his medical expenses.
“There is nothing more precious than human life,’ Pacquiao while Egano was comatose. “Boxing is truly a dangerous sport and the boxers deserve nothing but respect as they put their lives on the line.
“Other sports you play, but you don’t play boxing.”
Egano, who was 7-1, 3 KOs, was taking part in only his eighth professional fight.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.