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.
Descansa en Paz, Hugo Santillan.
Tristemente nos enteramos del fallecimiento de Hugo tras lesiones sufridas en su pelea este sábado pasado.
Nos unimos a la familia de Hugo y a sus seres queridos en luto, apoyo y deseamos pronta resignación.
— World Boxing Council (@WBCBoxing) July 25, 2019
RIP ❤️ https://t.co/9ouXJRoqxA
— matthew macklin (@mattmacklin) July 25, 2019
A sad, sad week for boxing. We are devastated to hear that 23 year old Hugo Santillan has passed away following a bout this weekend in his native Argentina. RIP
— Kalle & Nisse Sauerland (@SauerlandBros) July 25, 2019