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Francisco "Pancho" Moncivais: 1988-2009. (via <a href=""></a>)
Francisco "Pancho" Moncivais: 1988-2009. (via
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Former national Golden Gloves champion Francisco "Pancho" Moncivais of Mississippi was knocked out in the fourth round of a fight on Saturday, and died from injuries suffered. He was just 21 years old, and the fight was just his second pro bout. Moncivais actually died on Saturday, and autopsy results have come back:

An autopsy shows a Mississippi fighter died of blunt force trauma to the head after being knocked unconscious in a weekend heavyweight bout at Horseshoe Casino in Bay St. Louis.

Hancock County coroner Norma Stiglet said Francisco "Poncho" Moncivais, 21, of Laurel, died Saturday night at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. Stiglet released the autopsy results Monday.


Mississippi Boxing Commissioner Jon Lewis, who said he did not attend the fight, told The Sun Herald newspaper that "I can't find anything wrong that happened."

"The feedback is that (referee Fred Steinwinder) did a good job. This is one of those cases where the blow killed the guy," Lewis said.

It's another horribly tragic story in a month that has been filled past the brim with them. Rest in peace, "Pancho."

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