22-year-old professional boxer Kenneth Egano has died just days after he collapsed in the ring following his latest fight.
Egano faced Jason Facularin on Manny Pacquiao’s boxing television show in Imus, Philippines. He entered the fight on a four-fight winning streak.
Egano outlined Facularin and earned himself a unanimous decision win to move his winning streak to five. But, just minutes after the fight concluded, he collapsed in the ring.
As medical personnel approached Egano’s aid, one of his cornermen held Egano upright after he couldn’t sit on a stool. He was quickly given an oxygen mask when doctors arrived inside the ring.
It was later determined at a local hospital that Egano suffered a brain hemorrhage during the fight. After falling into a coma earlier this week, he passed away.
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While Egano was in the hospital, Pacquiao offered to take care of his medical expenses. He hasn’t publically commented on Egano’s death since the news broke.
Egano was considered one of the top bantamweight boxing prospects in the Philippines. He amassed a 7-1 record with three knockouts during his career.