Boxer Hugo Santillan dies after injuries suffered in a boxing match

Argentine boxer Hugo Santillan has died aged 23 after injuries sustained in the ring.

The news comes just days after Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev died aged 28 after a fight.

The WBC tweeted: “RIP Hugo Santillan. He passed away from injuries suffered during Saturday’s fight which ended in a draw. We join Hugo’s family and friends in grief, support and wish prompt resignation.”

Santillan had fought Eduardo Abreu to a draw in a super-lightweight bout in Argentina.

Source Sky Sports
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