News October 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

A look at Patrick Day and other black boxers who collapsed in the ring and died

Michael Eli Dokosi | Staff Writer

Michael Eli Dokosi October 17, 2019 at 11:30 am

October 17, 2019 at 11:30 am | News

LAS VEGAS – JUNE 22: Pedro Alcazar is attended to in his corner between rounds against Fernando Montiel in their WBO Super Flyweight Championship fight on June 22, 2002 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Montiel won with a sixth round technical knockout. Alcazar collapsed and died two days after the bout. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Pedro Alcazar

Guillermo Gonzalez, better known as Pedro “El Rockero” Alcázar was a Panamanian boxer who won the WBO Super flyweight championship. The super flyweight boxer had a professional fighting record of 25 Wins and 1 loss, with 14 of those wins coming by way of knockout. In a June 22, 2002 boxing match with Mexican fighter Fernando Montiel in Las Vegas, Nevada, he fought into the 6th round, when he was declared the loser by technical knockout. However, during the match he suffered a brain injury that went undetected. Two days later, on June 24, 2002, while preparing to return to Panama, he collapsed in his hotel room and died in the hospital a few hours later.


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