Boxer Dies After Brutal Knockout
By Agency Reporter
Italian boxer, Christian Daghio has died after a title fight in Bangkok.
The 49-year-old, a former champion, passed away on Friday after he was put in a coma due to injuries suffered during the WBC Asia title match against Don Parueang on Oct. 26, BSN Sports reports.
He left behind his wife and 5-year-old daughter.
He received treated inside the ring before he was rushed to a hospital in Bangkok.
Daghio’s brother and manager, Fabrizio, confirmed the news of Christian’s death.
He 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 eastern Gulf coast 20 years ago.
The “legend of Muay Thai” ran the Kombat Group training facility and also volunteered for the Tourist Police.