Italian boxer Christian Dagio died of injuries suffered during a lost match against the Thai player Don Parueang.
According to the Boxing Scene, the tragedy occurred after the fight for the vacant title of Asian silver champion under the World Boxing Council (WBC) in the lightweight heavyweight category held in Thailand's Rangsit.
Parueang sent Dagio aged 49 in a deep knockout in the 12th round, after which the Italian boxer lost consciousness and was taken to hospital. A few days later, he died of head injuries without leaving a coma.
Dagio played in Thailand for most of his career. He has 142 wins in 189 fights. He was the first Italian to have been recognized in the Thai homeland. In this sport, Christian has become the champion of the world seven times and won the continental championship once.
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