Australian boxer Davey Browne Jr. has died of injuries suffered in Friday’s IBF super-featherweight regional title bout against Carlo Magali of the Philippines.
- The boxer was knocked out 30 seconds from the end of the final round of the 12-round bout.
- Australian boxer Davey Browne Jr. collapsed and was rushed to Sydney’s Liverpool Hospital in critical condition.
- He suffers from a brain injury.
Report said, He did not wake up from a coma after he was knocked out. Browne’s family has made the decision to turn off life support 4 days later.
According to Australian National Boxing Federation president John McDougall, the fight was horrific.He said, “The Filipino hit him with a crashing punch and he was out cold before he hit the floor. It’s 30-odd years since we’ve had a fatality or a serious injury, its tragic, tragic news.”
“We did hear that he’d recommenced breathing on his own, and we were hoping and praying that was a good sign, but this morning’s news is shattering,” he added.
Australian Boxer Davey Browne Jr turned professional in 2005 and went undefeated in his first 16 bouts before losing a technical decision to future IBF featherweight title holder Billy Dib in 2009.
He leaves behind his wife of two years, Amy, and two young sons. Browne remained out of the ring from 2009-2013, during which time he got married and start a family.
Professional bouts are usually much longer than amateur bouts, typically ranging from ten to twelve rounds, though four-round fights are common for less experienced fighters or club fighters. There are also some two and three-round professional bouts, especially in Australia. Through the early twentieth century, it was common for fights to have unlimited rounds, ending only when one fighter quit, benefiting high-energy fighters like Jack Dempsey. Fifteen rounds remained the internationally recognized limit for championship fights for most of the twentieth century until the early 1980s, when the death of boxer Duk Koo Kim eventually prompted the World Boxing Council and other organizations sanctioning professional boxing to reduce the limit to twelve rounds.
Headgear is not permitted in professional bouts, and boxers are generally allowed to take much more damage before a fight is halted. At any time, the referee may stop the contest if he believes that one participant cannot defend himself due to injury. In that case, the other participant is awarded a technical knockout win. A technical knockout would also be awarded if a fighter lands a punch that opens a cut on the opponent, and the opponent is later deemed not fit to continue by a doctor because of the cut. For this reason, fighters often employ cutmen, whose job is to treat cuts between rounds so that the boxer is able to continue despite the cut. If a boxer simply quits fighting, or if his corner stops the fight, then the winning boxer is also awarded a technical knockout victory. In contrast with amateur boxing, professional male boxers have to be bare-chested.IMAGE/FACEBOOK