Colombian boxer Luis Quiñones dies five days after suffering knockout loss

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Junior welterweight Luis Quiñones died Thursday night time after spending 5 days in a coma. The 25-year-old was rushed to the hospital on Sept. 24 when he obtained knocked out in his 140-pound combat towards José Muñoz at Coliseo Elias Chegwin in Barranquilla, Colombia.

“You went forward of us my soul brother, now you might be on the lap of your heavenly father, whom you adored and served, I really like you my brother Luis Quiñones, perpetually and ever in our hearts,” his brother Leonardo Quiñones wrote on a Facebook post translated from Spanish.

Quiñones entered the combat undefeated with a 10-0 document. He was a proficient prospect and well-known within the Latin American boxing world. Colombian President Gustavo Petro despatched his condolences to the household. 

“It hurts so much to see depart a younger man filled with goals and with a complete future forward of him,” Petro wrote. “To the household of the Santanderean boxer Luis Quiñones: a hug with all my coronary heart, I’m very sorry for this troublesome second.”

The incident occurred with lower than one minute remaining within the eighth and remaining spherical. Quiñones underwent surgical procedure for a clot within the mind a couple of hours after arriving to the hospital. He was declared brain-dead on Thursday however was nonetheless related to a respirator till his dying later that night time.

Muñoz, who additionally entered undefeated, had gotten to know Quiñones as their careers developed and was even his sparring companion. Muñoz (9-0, 7 KOs) wrote him a letter after he was hospitalized. The letter, written in Spanish, grew to become public after Quiñones died. 

“I by no means thought {that a} dream may flip into an actual nightmare,” he wrote. “The need to reach life put us each on the identical path, however due to these issues in life and particularly the career we selected, at present you might be in a scenario that we by no means imagined.”

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