Ital­ian Muay Thai boxer dies

Tehran Times - - SPORTS -

An Ital­ian man and for­mer world cham­pion in Muay Thai and box­ing has trag­i­cally fol­low­ing a fight in Bangkok.

Chris­tian Daghio, 49, died on Fri­day in hos­pi­tal in Bangkok af­ter be­ing put in a coma due to in­juries suf­fered dur­ing a WBC Asia ti­tle match against Don Parueang on Oc­to­ber 26th.

Footage of the fight posted on YouTube showed Daghio be­ing knocked out in the 12th round af­ter tak­ing mul­ti­ple punches to the head and face. He could then be seen be­ing treated by med­i­cal staff in­side the ring be­fore later be­ing rushed to hos­pi­tal.

Daghio, who had over 200 pro­fes­sional fights, won seven world ti­tles in Muay Thai and box­ing.

He moved to Pat­taya more than twenty years ago where he ran the Kom­bat Group train­ing fa­cil­ity.

He had also spent time work­ing as a vol­un­teer for the Tourist Po­lice, who paid trib­ute to Daghio on their Face­book page.

Daghio’s brother, Fabrizio, who was also his man­ager, said: “Chris­tian died as he wanted to die, that is in the ring.

“He dreamed of fight­ing un­til he was 80 years old”, Fabrizio told Ital­ian me­dia.

Daghio leaves be­hind his wife and five year old daugh­ter. News sites in Italy de­scribed Daghio as a “leg­end of Muay Thai”.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Iran

© PressReader. All rights reserved.