Patrick Day has died of head injuries four days after his fight against Charles Conwell in an undercard match.
The 27-year-old suffered a brutal knockout defeat in the tenth round after receiving two punches on the chin and fell into coma.
The American super-welterweight was knocked down twice in the fourth and eight round before hitting the canvass in the tenth.
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The referee immediately stopped the bout and called for the paramedics team and Day was quickly rushed to the hospital.
A brain surgery was conducted on the fighter but promoter Lou DiBella confirmed Day had died on Wednesday, October 16.
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A statement said: "He was a son, brother, and good friend to many.
"Pat's kindness, positivity, and generosity of spirit made a lasting impression with everyone he met."
His opponent Conwell who is just 21-year-old also released a statement: "I never meant this to happen to you, all I wanted to do was win," he said.
"If I could take it all back, I would. No-one deserves this to happen to them."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Eloy Perez, former WBO and NABO super featherweight champion, has been reported dead at the age of 32.
The former Mexican-American fighter last took to the rings in 2012 when he was knocked out in the fourth round by Adrien Broner who eventually claimed the WBO super-featherweight belt.
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