Davey Browne Jr, a 28-year-old boxer from Australia, has died today in a Sydney hospital as a result of injuries suffered in a Friday fight, where he was knocked out in the 12th round by Carlo Magali of the Philippines.
Browne, who led on all three scorecards at the time of the KO, regained consciousness in the ring before sliding off his stool, unconscious once again. He was taken to Liverpool Hospital in critical condition, and never regained consciousness.
John McDougall, the president of the Australian National Boxing Federation, said Browne Jnr had been injured earlier in the fight but told the referee he wanted to continue.
... "It's really easy in hindsight for people to cry that the fight should have been stopped and unfortunately the officials are in the position that they have to make a decision and they based it on their experience and that Davey himself said he was quite okay and wanted to continue," Mr McDougall said.
Browne went 22-2-1 with 8 KO wins in his career, which began on October 7, 2005, in Sydney. Every bout of his career was fought in Australia, and he was probably most known for a 2009 loss to Billy Dib, who would go on to win the IBF featherweight title in 2011.
BLH sends our condolences to the loved ones of Davey Browne Jr.