Pinoy boxer Kenneth Egano dies at 22 after collapsing in recent fight
- Kenneth Egano, a Filipino boxer, has passed away at the age of 22
- Egano collapsed days ago after his recent boxing match with Jason Facularin, in an event promoted by Manny Pacquiao
- He collapsed before it was announced that he got a unanimous decision victory over Facularin last May 6
- The boxer, who was given oxygen and sent out of the stadium on a stretcher, eventually fell into a coma due to brain hemorrhage
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Filipino boxer Kenneth Egano has passed away at the age of 22. He collapsed days ago after his recent boxing match with Jason Facularin.
Egano, who had a record of 7 wins and 1 loss, got a unanimous decision victory over Facularin last May 6 at the Imus Sports Gymnasium in Imus, Cavite, Philippines in a boxing event promoted by Manny Pacquiao.
However, Egano collapsed in his corner before the announcement of the judges’ decision. He was given oxygen and sent out of the stadium on a stretcher. In the hospital, he fell into a coma due to brain hemorrhage.
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The Philippines' Games and Amusements Board expressed sympathies for the friends and family of Egano.
"Ang buong ahensya ng Games and Amusements Board (GAB) ay nagdadalamhati sa pagpanaw ng professional boxer na si Kenneth Egano.
“Kami po ay nakikiramay sa pamilya, mga kamag-anak at mga kaibigan ni Kenneth.
“May his soul rest in peace,” they said.
Manny Pacquiao is an eight-division world boxing champion, considered one of the greatest boxers in history. He is married to Jinkee Pacquiao, whom he called his best friend. Jinkee and the boxing legend have five children – Emmanuel Jr. (Jimuel), Michael Stephen, Mary Divine Grace (Princess), Queen Elizabeth (Queenie), and Israel.
In other boxing news, Manny Pacquiao got defeated in a civil lawsuit filed in the US by Paradigm Sports Management. The retired boxer was ordered by the jury to pay a total of $5.1 million — around ₱282 million — to Paradigm. A civil lawsuit was filed by Paradigm against Manny for allegedly breaching their contract. Manny was accused of concealing his preexisting agreement with Paradigm while negotiating with another promotional company — TGP Promotions.
Earlier, Pacquiao defeated DK Yoo of South Korea in their exhibition boxing match on December 11. The eight-division world champion got a unanimous decision victory after six two-minute rounds. Pacquiao stepped up the gas in the second half of the fight when he was able to knock down the Korean three times. He had no issues connecting with his punches despite being shorter and lighter than his Korean opponent.
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