The 25-year-old junior welterweight boxer from Colombia, Luis Quinones, passed away on Friday, five days after being knocked out in the eighth and final round of a match in Barranquilla.
After undergoing surgery for a blood clot in his brain sustained during his battle with fellow unbeaten boxer Jose Munoz last Saturday at Coliseo Elias Chegwin, Quinones, who has a final record of 10-1 (6 knockouts), had been in a coma. With only 30 seconds left in the fight, Quinones lost control and was ruled out.
The Colombian Boxing Federation released the news on Friday, which said, “We send our most profound condolences to all his family. In his grave, he was at peace and submitted to God’s will.
We have sparred together as partners and friends, which has allowed me to get to know all the positive qualities you possess, personally and professionally.
Quinones, who debuted in 2018, experienced his first defeat in 11 fights against Munoz.
Also paying respect, Brother Leonardo posted on Facebook: “Now you are in the arms of your Father, whom you adored and served.
I will always love you, Luis Quinones, in our hearts.
This is the third fatality in the ring so far in 2018. It comes after the demise of the 26-year-old Russian Arrest Saakyan and the 24-year-old South African Simiso Buthelezi