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The unfortunate news about the death of the boxer from Barrancabermeja (Santander), Luis Quiñones, was released around 7:05 pm this Thursday, September 29, from the Twitter account of the Colombian Boxing Federation (@FECOLBOX) with the following message after five days of being in a coma:
We regret the sensitive death of boxer Luis Quiñónez after fighting for his life for 5 days, unfortunately he lost that battle, we express our sincere condolences to his entire family. Peace in his grave and resignation to the designs of God
Confirmation of the death of Luis Quiñones by the Colombian Boxing Federation / (Twitter: @FECOLBOX)
After suffering a severe blow during a fight against José Muñoz, the boxer from Barranquilla had to be hospitalized in an emergency room at the General Clinic of the North and suffered a stroke that left him in a coma from the day of the fight to date.
The factor that led to the death of the boxer was a bruise that appeared on his head after said fight to obtain the 140-pound national title on the night of Saturday, September 24, at the Elías Chegwin Coliseum in the Atlantic capital.
After undergoing surgery for a clot in the brain in the early hours of Sunday 25, the boxer fell into a coma and this Thursday his death was confirmed.
Moments after Luis Quiñones went to the ground, his coach Miguel Born Guzmán removed his gloves and noticed that his fingers were numb, a clear sign of a neurological injury. For this reason, the paramedics took action and transferred him to the General Clinic of the North (located just 300 meters from the sports venue), where he arrived unconscious and underwent surgery for a clot in the brain, prior to inducing him into a coma.
Through a press release issued on the afternoon of Monday, September 26 by the General Clinic of the North, the specialists detailed Quiñones’ condition after the medical intervention:
Luis Quiñones was admitted to the institution with cranioencephalic trauma due to traumatic cranial contusions secondary to his professional boxing activity. After a few hours of combat, he presents progressive drowsiness, obtundation with a posture of deserebration to central stimuli. At that time, the pupillary reactivity and anatomy cannot be evaluated (…) Very reserved prognosis for life and function with high morbidity and mortality, which has been widely reported to his relatives
José Muñoz sends a letter to Luis Quiñones after being in a coma in Barranquilla
José Muñoz sends a letter to Luis Quiñones after being in a coma in Barranquilla / (ESPN)
“I wish I could turn back time and that it hadn’t happened,” Barranquilla boxer José Muñoz wrote in a letter signed by him after the accident in which he was involved while fighting Luis Quiñones, who underwent emergency surgery for a subdural hematoma.
Muñoz began his story entitled “TO MY COLLEGA AND COMPANION LUIS QUIÑONES”, with the following message on the first line:
I never thought that a dream could turn into a real nightmare. The desire to succeed in life put us both on the same path, but because of those things in life and especially the profession we chose, today you are in a situation that we never imagined
During the last days, your image does not stop in my head, and I think about the great future that lies ahead. We have been partners and friends of sparring which has allowed me to know all the good things you have to offer as a person and as an athlete.
Muñoz added that he just wants his rival and friend to wake up again and have a normal life:
I just wish I could turn back time and that this had not happened, it is inevitable not to stop imagining myself being in your situation and I question why it happened to you. We have always heard that difficult situations do not last forever, and today more than ever I cling to those words. I want to tell you that you are in my prayers and those of my family, that I wish with all my heart that you recover and get up from there to continue fighting for your dreams.
To those who have been watching Luis, I ask you to pray for him, for his family and for his work team. We know that you are a great person, a warrior and a dreamer, that is why my family, my friends and I will continue to ask God to lift you up from there and encourage you to fulfill your dreams. warrior strength
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