Second death within a few days
:Argentine boxer dies after fight
Buenos Aires. –
A few days after the death of Russian Maxim Dadashev, another professional boxer died of his injuries after a fight. The 23-year-old Argentine Hugo Santilln died on Thursday in a hospital in Buenos Aires his serious injuries, as the boxing association WBC announced. Lightweight Santilln had been hospitalized after his fight against Uruguayan Eduardo Abreu last Saturday.
The Argentinian should not have actually been allowed to fight, he had been assigned by the Federation of German professional boxers (BDB) with a protective barrier. “An absolute madness to make the man box so fast again. Santilln got a protective ban from us after the tough fight against Artem until 30 July, “said BDB President Thomas Ptz of the” Bild “newspaper. Santilln had lost his fight in Hamburg against Artem Harutyunyan on 15 June.
The Argentinian collapsed on Saturday after the fight in his home country and was not operated, but did not regain consciousness. Only on Tuesday, the Russian boxer Maxim Dadaschew had died of his head injuries suffered in a fight. (AP)