An Italian boxer has tragically died after a boxing title fight in Bangkok, Thailand.
Christian Daghio, 49, a former champion in Muay Thai and boxing, passed away in the hospital Friday after he was put in a coma due to injuries suffered during the WBC Asia title match against Don Parueang on October 26.
He leaves behind a wife and a five-year-old daughter.
Daghio was knocked out in the 12th round after receiving several huge punches to his head and face.
He was immediately treated by medical staff in the ring before he was rushed to a hospital in Bangkok.
Daghio’s brother and manager, Fabrizio, told Italian media: “Christian died as he wanted to die, that is in the ring. He dreamed of fighting until he was 80 years old.”
Daghio fought more than 200 professional fights and won a total of seven world titles in Muay Thai and boxing.
Born in Carpi on April 4, 1969, he left his homeland to live in Pattaya on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast 20 years ago.
The “legend of Muay Thai” ran the Kombat Group training facility and also volunteered for the Tourist Police.
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