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Pattaya expat, former boxing champion tragically dies from injuries suffered during Bangkok fight

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Pattaya expat, former boxing champion tragically dies from injuries suffered during Bangkok fight

 

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Christian Daghio fighting Don Parueang on October 26. Image: screenshot - ทีเคโอ มวยโลก
 

An Italian man and former world champion in Muay Thai and boxing has tragically following a fight in Bangkok.

 

Christian Daghio, 49, died on Friday in hospital in Bangkok after being put in a coma due to injuries suffered during a WBC Asia title match against Don Parueang on October 26th.

 

Footage of the fight posted on YouTube showed Daghio being knocked out in the 12th round after taking multiple punches to the head and face. He could then be seen being treated by medical staff inside the ring before later being rushed to hospital.

 

Mr Daghio, who had over 200 professional fights, won seven world titles in Muay Thai and boxing.

 

He moved to Pattaya more than twenty years ago where he ran the Kombat Group training facility.

 

He had also spent time working as a volunteer for the Tourist Police, who paid tribute to Mr Daghio on their Facebook page.

 

 

Mr Daghio’s brother, Fabrizio, who was also his manager, said: “Christian died as he wanted to die, that is in the ring.

 

“He dreamed of fighting until he was 80 years old”, Fabrizio told Italian media.

 

Mr Daghio leaves behind his wife and five year old daughter.

 

News sites in Italy described Daghio as a “legend of Muay Thai”.

 

 
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15 minutes ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

He dreamed of fighting until he was 80 years old”, Fabrizio told Italian media

He was 49 and already a too old fighter. I didn´t know that Muay Thai affected your age conclusion so you think you can fight until you die.

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I guess this makes the latest cases for young muay thai boys fighting seem quite concerning

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Tons of expats move to Thailand because of combat sports. Many of them fight to old age, and very few of them die from it. People die in other sports too, if you stay in the ocean there's a chance you'll end up at the bottom of it, if you climb something you might fall down etc. I'd be more concerned with neurological injuries than actually dying from injuries.

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51 minutes ago, poanoi said:

he died like he wanted and didnt have to go through the agony of aging,

good for him, the rest of us linger around for no good reason

"everyone else should die at 49, but no not me <deleted> that."

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10 hours ago, observer90210 said:

Sad and RIP..

 

Ban boxing !!....we are not any more in the dark ages ? Ironic how certain countries all over the world, ban dog fights, but allow humans to fight like dogs,  on a ring....

I agree for boxing ban. However changing human behavior and its  interest in violence and violent sports might take a very very long time and maybe not even be possible as we are wired for violence. The day we stop killing one another might be the day boxing will be banned, but I wont bet 1 cent on that. here's a quote from a book to shed a better light on this.

 

“Our violence operates far outside the bounds of any other species.  Human beings kill anything.  Slaughter is a defining behavior of our species.  We kill all other creatures, and we kill our own.  Read today’s paper.  Read yesterday’s, or read tomorrow’s.  The enormous industry of print and broadcast journalism serves predominantly to document our killing.  Violence exists in the animal world, of course, but on a far different scale. 

Carnivores kill for food; we kill our family members, our children, our parents, our spouses, our brothers and sisters, our cousins and in-laws.  We kill strangers.  We kill people who are different from us, in appearance, beliefs, race, and social status.  We even kill ourselves! in suicide.  We kill for advantage and for revenge, we kill for entertainment:  the Roman Coliseum, drive-by shootings, bullfights, hunting and fishing, animal roadkill in an instantaneous reflex for sport.  We kill friends, rivals, coworkers, and classmates.  Children kill children, in school and on the playground.  Grandparents, parents, fathers, mothers--all kill and all of them are the targets of killing…”  -R. Douglas Fields, Why We Snap, p. 286, 2016. "

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R.I.P Mr Daghio

 

 

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