Filipino bantamweight boxer Kenneth Egano during his last fight.
PHOTO BY BLOW-BY-BLOW PROMOTIONS
The body of Filipino boxer Kenneth Egano arrived in Sarangani province on Saturday (May 13), with the coffin carried by fellow boxers.
Egano died on May 10 after falling into a coma at the end of his eight-round match in Cavite that was promoted by boxing legend Manny Pacquiao.
The 22-year-old Egano won the bantamweight match against Jason Facularin but lost consciousness as he was waiting in his corner for the result to be announced.
He was placed on a stretcher as he was taken out of the ring and rushed to the hospital. He was diagnosed with brain hemorrhage. Pacquiao, who promoted the fight on his Blow-by-Blow TV show, promised to pay for Egano’s medical expenses.
Pacquiao’s Blow by Blow Promotions and the local government have reportedly given financial assistance to Egano’s family.
On Saturday, Egano’s parents and his coffin arrived in Sarangani on a flight from Manila. They were received by relatives at the airport.
The body will lie in wake at the family’s home in Malungon. The family has yet to announce the date of Egano’s funeral and burial. ICA/Expat Media
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