RIP Hugo Santillan dead at 23: Argentine boxer tragically passes away from injuries suffered during draw against Eduardo Javier Abreu.
BOXING has suffered its second tragedy this week with the news 23-year-old Argentinean fighter Hugo Santillan has died following a bout.
The super-lightweight slugged out a draw with Eduardo Javier Abreu on Saturday and died after a brief coma.
The tragedy comes just days after Russian fighter Maxim Dadashev also lost his life following injuries from the weekend.
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.”
Santillan died with a 19-6-2 record, with his fatal draw coming in a fight for WBC Latino Silver lightweight title.