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Filipino boxer Kenneth Egano, a bantamweight prospect, has passed away Wednesday due to head injuries he sustained in his eight-round bout against countryman Jason Facularin at the Imus Sports Gymnasium in Imus, Cavite.
The 22-year-old boxer collapsed in his corner while awaiting the decision of his bout with Facularin in the undercard of the “Blow-by-Blow” boxing show promoted by Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao.
Egano, who was from General Santos City, was rushed to the Imus Doctors Hospital, where he was placed in a coma after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
“There is nothing more precious than human life,” Pacquiao said from General Santos City upon hearing of what happened to Egano.
“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,” added Pacquiao.
Egano, who won over Facularin via unanimous decision, had a final record of 7-1, with 3 knockouts.