Boxer Kenneth Egano Dies At 22 After Collapsing In Ring Following Fight

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Kenneth Egano, a Filipino bantamweight boxer, is dead at age 22 after collapsing in the ring following his fight on May 6.

Egano (7-1, 3 KOs) was facing Jason Facularin (4-1) at the Imus Sports Gymnasium in the Phillippines as part of Manny Pacquiao’s TV show Blow by Blow. Egano collapsed before the official scorecards were read.

An oxygen mask was placed on Egano before he was taken out of the ring on a stretcher. He suffered a brain hemorrhage that caused him to fall into a coma, via Boxing Junkie.

Egano, who was on a five-fight winning streak, began his boxing career in 2019.

“Our condolences to Kenneth’s family, relatives, and friends,” the Games and Amusements Board in the Philippines said on Wednesday. “May his soul rest in peace.”

Pacquiao said he would cover the cost of Egano’s medical bills prior to his death.

Our deepest condolences go out to Egano’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.

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