Aussie fighting for life after KO loss to PH boxer
AUSTRALIAN boxer Davey Browne Jr. is fighting for life after he was knocked out by Filipino Carlo Magali in a fight card in Ingleburn RSL Club last Friday night.
The 28-year-old Browne, who has a record of 22-2-1 with 8 knockouts, was dropped in the 12th round of an International Boxing Federation regional/ World Boxing Council Eruasia Pacific super featherweight title bout.
Australian Boxing Federation president Jihn McDougall, who was at ringside, told the Sydney Morning Herald that the scene was “horrific.”
He said the Filipino fighter hit him with “a crashing punch and he was out cold before he hit the floor.”
Boxing writer Ray Wheatley said Browne was in control early in the fight before being hurt by Magali in the sixth round. He was knocked down in Round 11, before a right hand ended the fight in the final round.
Browne was ahead on points when he was knocked out.
Multi-titled Australian boxing promoter Peter Maniatis told The Standard/boxingmirror.com that Browne had been taken off a life-support system, but was breathing on his own.
Browne was rocked by a punch to the head and briefly regained consciousness before being conveyed to Liverpool Hospital intensive care unit where he is in a critical condition with brain injuries.
Former Browne Jr. trainer Paul Toweel was devastated but hopeful.