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Italian fighter Christian Daghio dies after being knocked out in WBC title match

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Christian Daghio died after he was knocked unconscious in the ring (Channel 7 Thailand)

Italian boxer Christian Daghio has died after he was knocked unconscious during a fight in Thailand.

The 49-year-old, who had won seven world titles during his career, was knocked to the canvas twice in the final round of his WBC Asia title fight against Don Parueang on October 26.

After his second knockdown, Daghio was immediately treated by medical staff inside the ring.

He was subsequently taken to hospital in Bangkok where he spent two days in a coma before passing away.

Warning – graphic images below.

Daghio was knocked down twice in the final round of his fight (Channel 7 Thailand)
Daghio was motionless on the canvas after the second knockdown (Channel 7 Thailand)

He died as he wanted to die, Daghios brother, Fabrizio, told Il Resto del Carlino.

I have no regrets because he was like that, he said he wanted to fight until he was 80.

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The ring was his life and he died as a champion.

My brother had a girlfriend in Thailand and a five-year-old girl.

Daghio was taken to hospital and put into a coma (Channel 7 Thailand)
Daghio was treated inside the ring (Channel 7 Thailand)

Daghio was born in Carpi but had spent the last 30 years in Thailand where he ran his own gym called Kombat Group, which trained fighters from around the world.

The Italian had over 200 professional fights across Muay Thai, MMA and boxing.

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